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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 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Connecting Nature to the Walking Movement: Policies and Programs to Expand Your Reach LIMITED
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Until recently, nature connections and the walking movement didn’t overlap. There are now many organizations, policies and programs merging the two to create culturally relevant, health-promoting and equitable access to nature. Come hear how some of these organizations bringing these two sectors together through an engaging dialogue to mutually advance the nature and walking movements.

avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Sr. Vice President, Green Schoolyards, Children & Nature Network
In her role at C&NN, Jaime Zaplatosch supports cities across the U.S. in developing and implementing city-wide, equity-based nature connection initiatives to support thriving communities. Jaime works with partners around the world toward a vision that all communities have access to... Read More →

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Carmen Harris

Chief of Social Impact and Strategic Partnerships, GirlTrek
Carmen is chief of GirlTrek's Social Impact and Strategic Partnerships team where she monitors the social, psychosocial, and behavioral impact of GirlTrek's program on African-American women and communities. Carmen is also charged with identifying and engaging national and international... Read More →
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Katherine Kraft

Executive Director, America Walks
Kate is the Executive Director for America Walks. She is a recognized expert in how structural environments impact health, and serves as a spokesperson for the emerging “Active Living” movement. Her past work resulted in collaboration between transportation, planning, design... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm PDT
Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)