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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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Dr. Lesley Balido-McClellan

City of San Antonio/Pre-K 4 SA
Assistant Director of Research and Innovation
Lesley Balido McClellan is an educational leader specializing in research and innovation to promote a holistic approach to the healthy development of the mind, body and spirit of all children in order to close achievement gaps in social-emotional well-being and academics. McClellan has a Doctoral degree in Education, 10 years of experience in the field and currently oversees Research and Innovation for the Pre-K 4 SA Program in San Antonio, Texas and leads research projects in outdoor learning and social-emotional development. Dr. McClellan’s research interests currently focus on the impact of the natural environment and mindfulness on the cognitive, social-emotional and neurological development of children.