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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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Alexandra O'Rourke

Urban Wild Calgary
Founder
Calgary, AB Canada
Alex’s current passion and work has a focus on building a connection to the natural world for children in the early years with an emphasis on family based nature experiences. Motivated in her new role as a parent, she developed a simple curriculum to engage Calgary families in the urban wild throughout the seasons. Through this experience she founded Urban Wild Family Nature Club. For her graduate work at Royal Roads University in the Environmental Education and Communication she is currently exploring the parent-child-nature relationship. For Alex; “Going out into a natural setting with a child as my companion demanded me to slow down, follow another's lead, and experience the curiosities of the natural world through a child.” You can find her musings on her experience in the natural world with her son on her website; www.urbanwildparent.com.