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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 • 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Field Trip: Sustainable Communities Field School: Gardens for Green Cities FILLING
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This field trip offers an outdoor sensory exploration in a beautiful botanical garden on the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. The Sustainable Communities Field School (SCFS) is a community-based research and education program hosted at UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver. This innovative program is designed to engage local businesses, community groups and families to learn about sustainability and inspire them to adopt sustainable habits in their daily lives. Hosted in collaboration with the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation and the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, the program has a significant research mandate to evaluate the impact of the education on people's values, behaviours and knowledge of sustainability.

Located on unceded Musqueam Territory of the Coast Salish First Nations, UBC Botanical Garden is home to a diverse plant collection which includes indigenous species and ecosystems representing the Pacific Northwest. Using an outdoor classroom in one of Vancouver's oldest food demonstration gardens and the Greenheart TreeWalk (a canopy walkway bridge), the curriculum addresses topics including sustainable food systems, biodiversity conservation, waterwise management and waste reduction. Focusing on a fun and interactive atmosphere, the tour includes hands-on activities that allow people of all ages to access nature. 

Max Capacity: 50 

Speakers
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Tara Moreau

Associate Director, UBC Botanical Garden


Wednesday April 19, 2017 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Field trip - Bus outside Westin