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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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Megan Zeni

School District #38, Richmond
Outdoor Classroom & Garden Teacher
Vancouver, Canada Area
Megan Zeni is a first year PhD student in the faculty of education, curriculum and pedagogy at UBC (EDCP). With over 20 years of K-7 classroom teaching experience, Megan currently teaches in a public school outdoor classroom and garden. She is an advocate for the social, emotional, and cognitive benefits of outdoor and garden classrooms. Megan consults extensively on garden classroom start up and maintenance, and shares practical tips for joyful learning with all sorts of loose parts in the school garden and beyond. Her research interests include teacher perceptions of risk, playful inquiry outdoors, and capacity building opportunities for normalizing outdoor cross-curricular learning in schools beyond the preschool years. Follow her learning journey at: www.meganzeni.com or on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest at @roomtoplay
Tuesday, April 18
 

5:30pm

 
Wednesday, April 19
 

8:00am

10:00am

12:00pm

1:00pm

3:45pm

4:15pm

7:30pm

 
Thursday, April 20
 

8:15am

9:15am

9:45am

11:15am

12:30pm

2:45pm

4:15pm

 
Friday, April 21
 

7:00am

9:45am

12:00pm