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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 • 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Field Trip: Modern Playgrounds in Natural Settings: A Gateway to Engaging Children with the Natural World LIMITED
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Limited Capacity seats available

Traditional playground equipment can be found in diverse settings, sometimes surrounded by natural elements and other times placed in cement blocks. All offer opportunities for children to connect to nature. Visit two urban playgrounds in Vancouver and join the conversation on the that role playground designers, parents, educators and park planners can play in creating links to the natural world through play. Parks feature play equipment built by Landscape Structures and Habitat Systems.

Max Capacity: 35 

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Shawna Babcock

Co-ordinator / Executive Director, Outdoor Play Canada / KidActive

Tim Barrett

Regional Sales Manager, Landscape Structures
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Monica Lopez Magee

SVP, Cities and Community Engagement, Children & Nature Network
Monica Lopez Magee Helps city and community leaders develop programs, policies, and partnerships to provide children and families access to nature and its many health and academic benefits. She draws upon her master’s degree in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs... Read More →

Jeffery Musson

Principal, Habitat Systems

Wednesday April 19, 2017 12:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Field trip - Bus outside Westin