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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.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Jess Henry

Environmental Youth Alliance
Rewilding Program Manager
Jess manages EYA’s rewilding and urban biodiversity initiatives. Jess spent her early years surrounded by curious and knowledgeable mentors and teachers who were instrumental in grounding her sense of self in the natural world. Hard-pressed to keep herself inside any building for very long, she has a pursued a wide-range of careers allowing her to keep her feet on the literal ground: organic farmer, outdoor educator, landscape designer, specialty cut flower grower, to name a few. Recognizing the inspiration and impact of passionate teachers in her life, Jess feels compelled to complete the circle by helping to inspire and connect people to the natural world around them. She attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Media Arts and a degree in, of all things, Animation.

Jess is also one of the founding members of the Farmers on 57th Community Integrated Urban Farm market garden, located on the grounds of the George Pearson Centre in Vancouver.