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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 • 10:00am - 11:30am
People to the Parks: Activating Urban Green Space FILLING
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Roundtable sessions focus on strategies for nature connection in urban areas for children, families and communities.

What strategies can be used to bring urban communities to parks and green spaces? This roundtable session will explore the ways in which barriers can be overcome to make parks part of the everyday lives of children, families and communities. 

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Jesús Aguirre

Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Jesús Aguirre has served as the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation since June 2015. Aguirre began his career as a middle school science teacher in Los Angeles in the 1990s and most recently, served as the State Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia... Read More →

Amanda O'Rourke

Senior Advisor & Board Liaison, 8 80 Cities

Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Oak (2nd Floor)