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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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Wednesday, April 19 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Brandwein Award presented to Robert Bateman
Robert Bateman, acclaimed artist, educator and advocate for the worldwide children and nature movement, will receive the prestigious Brandwein Award for his lifetime of work to connect people with nature. Brandwein Institute board members, Drs. Cheryl Charles and Bill Hammond, will present the award. Mr. Bateman will make a few remarks during this brief ceremony.

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Cheryl Charles

Co-Chair #NatureForAll, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive and educator. Cheryl is international co-chair of #NatureForAll, a global campaign of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN.org) and a member of the IUCN's Commission on Education and Communications... Read More →

William Hammond

Consultant, Natural Context
Taught in Lee County Schools and then Florida Gulf Coast University for 35 years. Received Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Recently have been acting as volunteer Executive Director for the Calusa Nature Ceter and Planetarium in Fort Myers, FL. Have taught courses and summers... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Bayshore Grand Ballroom