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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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Cathy Jordan

Children and Nature Network
Consulting Research Director
Minnesota USA
Cathy Jordan, PhD is the consulting Research Director for the Children & Nature Network. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota. As C&NN's Research Director, Cathy leads the Research Library, which curates and makes accessible the scientific literature about kids and nature. Cathy leads a National Science Foundation project in collaboration with C&NN and the North American Association of Environmental Education called "The Science of Nature-based Learning Collaborative Research Network.” This network is setting an aggressive research agenda to understand the mechanisms of how nature influences children's learning and educational outcomes. Network members will also engage in collaborative research and innovative dissemination of evidence-based information.