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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
Walkshop: The Nature Playbook – Take Action to Connect a New Generation of Canadians with Nature LIMITED
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Connecting a new generation with nature can be a complex challenge, so where do we start? The Nature Playbook project comes from the belief that no single person, policy, government department, organization, or program can do it alone. There are endless ways to connect with nature, as many ways as there are people in the world. The Nature Playbook emphasizes the importance of everyone knowing themselves, and connecting on their own terms.

The creators behind The Nature Playbook want to work with CNC 2017 attendees on the quest to reach outside traditional spheres of parks and conservation, to share our message with a wider audience. In this outdoor, interactive session, we will work together to come up with new ways to embody a culture-changing mindset, and tackle this challenge together as a team.

Max Capacity:40

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Chloe Dragon Smith

Connecting a New Generation with Nature, Canadian Parks Council
Chloe Dragon Smith is a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Her nature-filled upbringing shaped her values today. Today, Chloe holds a degree in Earth Science from the University of Victoria. While educated in Science, she is keenly... Read More →


Guylaine Chabot

Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais
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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 →
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Samantha Matters

Outreach Coordinator, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
I am an environmental scientist with a passion for education! Currently working as an outreach educator, I am also a member of the Canadian Parks Council working group that has created The Nature Playbook; a guide for connecting youth with Nature. Drawing on my previous experience... Read More →
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Chúk Odenigbo

Étudiant à la maîtrise, Université de Montréal
As an aspiring change-maker, I have been working with the Canadian Parks Council on creating a Nature Playbook with the aim of reconnecting the current generation with nature. As a result of this work, I attended the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, where I met some incredible... Read More →

Denis Thibeault

Counselor, Cariboo Action Training Society

Friday April 21, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am PDT