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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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Hannah Alexander

Our Year Outdoors
Hi, I'm Hannah. 

I am a teacher and a Mum. In the last 12 months, my children and I have spent over 1800 hours outside. Our goal was to spend three hours outside, every day for a year. We started this project because we wanted to see if it was possible. We wanted to understand what would happen if we switched off our screens and headed outside more often.

Our time in nature has changed all of us. But perhaps, me the most. I didn't grow up roaming the woods or playing for hours outside. I grew up in the suburbs, disconnected from the natural world. I made the decision to take my children outside because of what I had read, but we stayed outside because of what we found there. Our year has been a gift, it has enriched our lives and deepened our connection. Now it is time to tell our story. A story about how the simple act of going outside... can change everything.

Tuesday, April 18

5:30pm PDT

Wednesday, April 19

8:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

12:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

7:30pm PDT

Thursday, April 20

8:15am PDT

9:45am PDT

11:15am PDT

1:00pm PDT

2:45pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

Friday, April 21

8:15am PDT

9:45am PDT

12:00pm PDT