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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.

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Russel Barsh

Kwiaht Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Exec Director
Lopez Island, WA
Russel Barsh studied human ecology and law at Harvard, where he studied with biologist Stephen Jay Gould and psychologist Jerome Bruner. He taught at the University of Washington, Dartmouth, and New York University; worked as an adviser to United Nations agencies; represented American Indian cultural and educational leaders as a lawyer and lobbyist; and served three Canadian Royal Commissions. In 2001 he returned to the Pacific Northwest and his roots in science and education, organizing “community science” projects and hands-on school STEM programs in the San Juan Islands, and pursuing his own field research on bats, pollinators, and nearshore marine food webs.