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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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Friday, April 21 • 8:00am - 8:15am

In our Nature Connection Film Trailer Showcase, we will share some of the many amazing films that tell the story of the children and nature movement from different perspectives.

Nature Matters

Through a Glass Productions

Arts & Science Council
Nature Matters tells the story of ten teenaged digital natives who discover their sense of place in the natural world. In this documentary, Richard Louv (Vitamin N and Last Child in the Woods) and Mark Tercek (The Nature Conservancy) frame the national crisis of children and youth spending less time outside engaged with nature and provide a simple solution in which we can all take part. http://www.naturemattersfilm.com

Playing with Nature in the City
Isabel Barros, Instituto Alana (Brazil)

This 2'30" movie shows how we can find nature play in big cities, just looking at the spaces in a different way. https://vimeo.com/159959623

Earth Seasoned
Wondering Wolverine Productions/ Coyote Trails School of Nature

Beautifully crafted and often deeply moving, Earth Seasoned is the inspiring story of five young women who spend a gap year living in a remote mountainside wilderness in Oregon. Told mainly through the story of Tori Davis, a teenager with learning difficulties, the film chronicles the group’s four seasons in the woods as part of the Caretaker nature program. As the seasons succeed, the group has to adapt to what the wilderness provides and to what it withholds. Through lyrical live action footage and smartly paced animation, the film reveals how separately and together the girls learn ancient skills of craftsmanship and teamwork and forge deep powers of resilience and self-reliance. http://fivewomenfourseasons.com

The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (and his annoying sister Avila)
Treehouse Mafia Productions
After surviving a car crash deep in the woods, a six-year-old boy is forced to leave his electronics behind as he and his sister try to make it home alive; encountering hobos, wolves and raging rivers along the way. www.incrediblejojo.com

NaturePlay - Take Childhood Back
Daniel Stilling & Aimie Stilling

This stunning, award-winning documentary takes the viewer on an inspiring education journey to the Nordic North in a cinematic portrait of childhood, education and play. Filmed in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the USA, NaturePlay portrays the Scandinavian method of teaching, living and enjoying nature, juxtaposed with the high stakes testing/high stress edu culture of "rigor.” The film has won seven international awards, including one for cinematography and a Global Humanitarian Award. Including Matt Damon. | www.natureplayfilm.com


Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:15am PDT
Bayshore Grand Ballroom