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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
Working at the Intersection of Social Justice and Environmental Education
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"Walkshops" and workshops provide hands-on opportunities to learn strategies and techniques for connecting urban children to nature.

The session will engage participants in considering the new possibilities for environmental programming in urban areas by looking at the nature OF the city and how educators can leverage the complexities to promote stewardship. IslandWood's M.A.Ed in Urban EE prepares educational leaders with innovative approaches to navigate the intersection of social justice, socio-ecological well-being and education in cities. The program is committed to educating a diverse cadre of educational leaders who engage urban youth in place-based transformational learning and culturally responsive learning within a complex urban ecology.

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Jaime Chong

Student/Urban Programs Educator, Islandwood
Jaime is currently residing on Bainbridge Island and completing her M.A. Ed in Urban Environmental Education with Islandwood in partnership with Antioch University Seattle. She believes in a life full of adventure, exploration, creative pursuits and getting outdoors as much as possible... Read More →
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James King

Student, Antioch University/IslandWood
James E. King Jr has more than 9 years of experience coordinating environmental stewardship projects throughout the United States. Through his work, he has engaged and inspired well over 10,000 people to be active in outdoor recreation, sustainability, and environmental justice issues... Read More →

Cynthia Thomashow

Co-Director of Urban Environmental Education, IslandWood and Antioch University

Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)