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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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Bill Kilburn

Back to Nature Network
Program Manager
Burlington, ON
Bill Kilburn is the leader of the Back to Nature Network, Ontario’s provincial organization representing the international children and nature movement. Among achievements, Bill co-chaired the creation of the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter with Ontario’s provincial government; co-created an accredited education unit for physicians on the unique health benefits of nature connection with the Ontario College of Family Physicians; co-led the creation of Ready...Set...Wonder! a guide to teaching outdoors for early years educators with Humber College Early Childhood Education; and wrote Into Nature, a how-to K-8 resource for teaching outdoors, in collaboration with key Ontario educators. Bill currently serves as an advisor for a variety of provincial, national, and international initiatives, and was a finalist for the 2016 Canadian Museum of Nature “Nature Inspiration Awards”.