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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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Friday, April 21 • 9:45am - 11:45am
Family Nature Clubs: Theory into Practice FILLING
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Family Nature Clubs are sprouting up throughout the nation, and the world, offering a way for families to get time in nature back on the calendar. Join the Children & Nature Network and leaders who have started successful Family Nature Clubs to gain a deeper understanding of Family Nature Club models and dig into specific strategies for forming and sustaining a family nature club. During the action lab, you will also take action-oriented steps in planning and leading a Family Nature Club and have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in lively discussions regarding Family Nature Clubs.

Max Capacity: 60 

avatar for Heather Kuhlken

Heather Kuhlken

Founder & Executive Director, Families in Nature
I am the founder and director of Families in Nature, a non-profit organization that connects families to nature and to each other through time spent learning, playing and volunteering outdoors. Our vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation... Read More →
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Monica Lopez Magee

SVP, Cities and Community Engagement, Children & Nature Network
Monica Lopez Magee Helps city and community leaders develop programs, policies, and partnerships to provide children and families access to nature and its many health and academic benefits. She draws upon her master’s degree in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs... Read More →
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Nette Pletcher

Education Consultant, Beez Kneez Creative
Nette Pletcher is Founder of Beez Kneez Creative, offering independent contracting for conservation education leadership with an emphasis on education strategic planning and evaluation, project management, workshop facilitation, and curriculum design and development. She has served... Read More →
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Nicole Straughan

Children & Youth Program Manager, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

Friday April 21, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)