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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Thursday, April 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Success Stories from the Field: Innovative Programs Across the Ages FILLING
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Education has a critical role to play in helping children develop a positive environmental identity and promote an environmentally-responsible way of relating to the natural world. Educators in formal and nonformal settings are finding unique and effective ways to provide rich, outdoor place-based learning opportunities for children of all ages. This panel of speakers will share their insights and experiences on how they successfully addressed barriers and challenges they faced in planning and implementing programs and initiatives connecting children with nature.

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Bill Kilburn

Program Manager, Back to Nature Network
Bill Kilburn is the leader of the Back to Nature Network, Ontario’s provincial organization representing the international children and nature movement. Among achievements, Bill co-chaired the creation of the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter with Ontario’s provincial government... Read More →


Lisa Frey

Principal, Departure Bay Eco-School

Dolf De Jong

General Manager, Vancouver Aquarium
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Sheila Williams Ridge

Director, University of Minnesota
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Ruth Wilson

Curator, Research Library, Children & Nature Network
Ruth Wilson, PhD has been an educator and teacher educator for over thirty years and has devoted most of her career to connecting young children with nature. She currently works as curator for the Children & Nature Network Research Library, an online resource of scientific literature... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bayshore Grand Ballroom