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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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Karan Wood

CPF Institute
Atlanta, GA
Karan launched and manages the CPF Institute at Captain Planet Foundation, the mission of which is to foster transformative change in science education that inspires, prepares, and empowers today's children to become the next generation of environmental stewards. The CPF Institute provides professional learning for K-12 teachers, curates and creates 3-dimensional science curriculum, develops ecoSTEM classroom kits to engage students in science and engineering practices, and works with educators to spotlight exemplary learning experiences through films and teachers guides. Captain Planet Foundation also offers grants to teachers who facilitate student-led field investigations, project-based learning, or technology integration that results in measurable benefits to the environment.

Prior to this role, Karan reviewed grant applications for Captain Planet Foundation, edited K-12 explary science lessons for online publication by the Georgia Department of Education, founded and served as executive director of Greater Atlanta Community Corps for ten years, contributed to development of the Texas Conservation Corps while working for Texas Parks and Wildlife, aquired parkland and conducted community outreach for Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and directed youth conservation corps programs for National Park Service and US Forest Service in Tennessee, Virginia and Michigan.