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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 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walkshop: Discover How Educators Are Motivating Students and Families to Explore Nature Together! FULL
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"Walkshops" and workshops provide hands-on opportunities to learn strategies and techniques for connecting urban children to nature.

Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation, National Geographic, and the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre for a mini-BioBlitz experience. We’ll spend 10-15 minutes discussing what a BioBlitz is, then we'll walk to beautiful and diverse Stanley Park to explore several habitats: forest, pond, and intertidal. We’ll look for birds, insects, invertebrates, and more. Who can find the most critters? We’ll have BioBlitz kits on hand, and we’ll be showing participants how to use the iNaturalist app. Enthusiasts: download iNaturalist on your smartphone or tablet and try it out today! This adventure will take place rain or shine, so come prepared.

Max Capacity: 40

avatar for Mary Ford

Mary Ford

Director of Education Programs, National Geographic Society
community and citizen scienceenvironmental education professional learning for educators
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Andrea Gardner

Education Program Coordinator, Canadian Wildlife Federation
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Jonathan R Hultquist

Manager of Public Programs, Vancouver Aquarium
Ocean conservation. Experiential education. Nature play. Fundraising. Collaboration.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mackenzie (Ground Floor)