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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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Thursday, April 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hand in Hand: Community and City Leadership Working Together to Address Equitable Access to Nature LIMITED
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The Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) Initiative pairs city leadership with intentional community engagement efforts to address equitable access to nature. Hear from representatives from key U.S. cities that are participating in a seven-city CCCN cohort as they talk about strategies they employed to address nature access in urban environments. Among the strategies they will discuss: green schoolyards, out-of-school time, early childhood, and school/park partnerships. Learn about successes and challenges and access tools to assist your city in addressing nature inequities.

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Mikaela Randolph

Green schoolyards consultant, Children and Nature Network
Mikaela is the Director of Cities and Nature with the Children & Nature Network. In this role, she provides technical assistance to cities across the country to address equitable access to nature.

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Priya Cook

Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities
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Bennett Knox

Parks Administrator, Louisville Metro Parks
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Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network
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Damien Raffa

Community Programs, Presidio Trust
For the past 25 years, Damien has designed and implemented projects and programs to provide urban children, youth and families engaging experiences and encounters with "nature in the city" (San Francisco). He's a lead collaborator with the San Francisco's participation nation-wide... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cypress 1 (2nd Floor)