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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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Sarah Bexell

Institute for Human-Animal Connection
Research Associate Professor
Denver, CO & Chengdu, China
Sarah Bexell has been engaged in wildlife conservation, conservation education and humane education for over 20 years. Currently, she is Associate Research Professor with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver, USA and Director of Conservation Education at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China. Her work focuses on developing and evaluating education programs to facilitate the human-animal bond to promote animal welfare, healthy child development, wildlife protection and nature preservation. She has worked in China for nearly two decades to build capacity of conservation education professionals working for zoological institutions, nature reserves and NGOs. She lives and works part of each year in Colorado, USA and in Sichuan Province, China.