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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 • 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Walkshop: Engaging Students with Nature through Environmental Stewardship Projects FULL
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"Walkshops" and workshops provide hands-on opportunities to learn strategies and techniques for connecting urban children to nature.

Discover a step-by-step process that effectively leads teachers and students through project-based learning in the schoolyard, from identifying a testable environmental question to transforming it into research, testing to collect and analyze data, and conducting a student-designed intervention. Participants will visit near-by Stanley Park to explore and compare Coal Harbor and Lost Lagoon, investigate conditions and impacts, sample water quality, determine whether any problems exist, and develop a project that is specific to this location. Case studies of exemplary class projects will also be shared, and participants will gain tools and techniques to facilitate student-driven investigations and environmental stewardship. The session will be jointly presented by the Kwiaht Center for the Historic Ecology of the Salish Sea and the CPF Institute for Transformative Teaching.

Max Capacity: 40 

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Russel Barsh

Exec Director, Kwiaht Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Russel Barsh studied human ecology and law at Harvard, where he studied with biologist Stephen Jay Gould and psychologist Jerome Bruner. He taught at the University of Washington, Dartmouth, and New York University; worked as an adviser to United Nations agencies; represented American... Read More →
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Laura Turner Seydel

Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation
Laura Turner Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. Laura is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which promotes hands-on environmental education projects worldwide... Read More →
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Karan Wood

Director, CPF Institute
Karan launched and manages the CPF Institute at Captain Planet Foundation, the mission of which is to foster transformative change in science education that inspires, prepares, and empowers today's children to become the next generation of environmental stewards. The CPF Institute... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Seymour (Ground Floor)