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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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Jaime Zaplatosch

Children & Nature Network
Vice President, Green Schoolyards
In her role at C&NN, Jaime Zaplatosch supports cities across the U.S. in developing and implementing city-wide, equity-based nature connection initiatives to support thriving communities. Jaime works with partners around the world toward a vision that all communities have access to green schoolyards by 2050. Jaime’s career has focused on engagement with residents and youth where they live to create the communities that they want. She has extensive knowledge in the field of urban greening and community development projects with experience in strategy, community engagement, partnership building, program development, fundraising, and conservation. Jaime was born, raised and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Master of Education degree from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from Prescott College in Arizona. Jaime connects to nature wherever she is, and can be found running or hiking on the trails with her daughter and dog.