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Wednesday, May 6
 

3:00pm

Registration and Check-in
Wednesday May 6, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Embassy Hall Foyer
 
Thursday, May 7
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday May 7, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am
International Ballroom

7:30am

8:30am

8:30am

Keynote - Designing Habitats for All: Imagination and Systems Change
CC Huang is interested in imagining and creating beautiful and lush nature-filled futures. She approaches systems change from an integrated lens of ethics, aesthetics, ecology, economics, and culture. She will speak to the importance of imagination and ethical design principles in systems change - to create a world where nature is everywhere. Her goal is to set a tone for creativity, collaboration, and courage in thinking about possibilities for the children and nature movement."

Speakers
avatar for CC Huang

CC Huang

Director of Research, OneProject


Thursday May 7, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
International Ballroom

10:00am

Networking Break
Thursday May 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

Action Areas - participant profiles will be linked in March
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Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm

10:30am

Advancing Policy for Youth Outdoor Engagement - Action Area
This group will discuss strategies and define the most effective tools to implement policy initiatives designed to increase equitable connections to nature on a state, federal and/or municipal level.                                  

Recommended for: Policymakers, leaders and youth development advocates currently interested in implementing policy on a state, federal or municipal level.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc

Principal, LBC Action
Co-Founder of the Children and Nature Network

Speakers
JM

Jenny Mulholland- Beahrs

Director, California Outdoor Engagement Coalition


Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
Embassy D

10:30am

City Government - Action Area
This working group will engage city leadership teams that are advancing the role of city government in increasing equitable access to nature with a focus on partnerships, funding models, and partnership planning. (By invitation only)



Featured Speaker
avatar for Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

Director, Community Leadership Development, Children and Nature Network
Monica is dedicated to developing programs, policies, and partnerships that advance equity, academic achievement, and children’s health while fostering a love and stewardship of the natural world. She currently serves as the Director of Cities and Nature for the Children & Nature... Read More →
AM

Andrew Moore

Director, Youth and Young Adult Connections, National League of Cities

Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
Inman

10:30am

Green Schoolyards - Action Area
We will focus on activating the Green Schoolyards Action Agenda’s vision that “All U.S. communities offer access to green schoolyards by 2050 to enhance children’s healthy development, community well-being and positive environmental impacts.” Recommended for: community leaders, city representatives, school districts, health departments, park districts, and nonprofits interested in green schoolyards as a strategy for nature access.



Featured Speaker
avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities, Children and Nature Network

Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
Embassy A&B

10:30am

Health & Nature for Community Well-being - Action Area
This session, in partnership with the Salzburg Global Seminar, will explore ways nature access can impact national public health, well-being, mental health and health equity.

Recommended for: Health care providers, policymakers and planners, community development leaders, youth development practitioners, city leadership, researchers.

Featured Speaker
Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
Embassy E&F

10:30am

International Action: #NatureForAll - Action Area
In collaboration with #NatureForAll, this group will explore the most promising opportunities to connect children with nature at a global scale. We will develop an action plan to increase the collective impact and influence with a focus on health and wellbeing, cities, childhood development, and international policy.

Recommended for: Leaders and practitioners from outside the US and US-based practitioners interested in partnering internationally.




Featured Speaker
Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
Embassy C

10:30am

Nature Connection for Youth Development - Action Area
We will explore best practices and strategies to combine youth development and nature-based programs towards a common goal of supporting the positive growth and social emotional learning of young people. Recommended for: Leaders and providers of nature-based programs (environmental education, conservation) and/or youth leadership and development programs.



Featured Speaker
avatar for CJ Goulding

CJ Goulding

Manager, Community Leadership Development, Children and Nature Network
CJ is a passionate, creative, and energetic professional working to develop connections in and between people, and the connection between communities and the outdoors. As the Lead Organizer for the Natural Leaders Network, he strives to support a national network of over 330 millenial... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

Consulting Research Director, Children and Nature Network
Cathy Jordan, PhD is the consulting Research Director for the Children & Nature Network. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota. As C&NN's Research Director, Cathy leads the Research Library, which curates and makes accessible the scientific... Read More →

Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
International Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday May 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Embassy Hall Foyer

1:30pm

Advancing Policy for Youth Outdoor Engagement - continues
This group will discuss strategies and define the most effective tools to implement policy initiatives designed to increase equitable connections to nature on a state, federal and/or municipal level.                                  

Recommended for: Policymakers, leaders and youth development advocates currently interested in implementing policy on a state, federal or municipal level.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc

Principal, LBC Action
Co-Founder of the Children and Nature Network

Speakers
JM

Jenny Mulholland- Beahrs

Director, California Outdoor Engagement Coalition


Thursday May 7, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy D

1:30pm

City Government - continues
This working group will engage city leadership teams that are advancing the role of city government in increasing equitable access to nature with a focus on partnerships, funding models, and partnership planning. (By invitation only)



Featured Speaker
avatar for Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

Director, Community Leadership Development, Children and Nature Network
Monica is dedicated to developing programs, policies, and partnerships that advance equity, academic achievement, and children’s health while fostering a love and stewardship of the natural world. She currently serves as the Director of Cities and Nature for the Children & Nature... Read More →
AM

Andrew Moore

Director, Youth and Young Adult Connections, National League of Cities

Thursday May 7, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Inman

1:30pm

Green Schoolyards - continues
We will focus on activating the Green Schoolyards Action Agenda’s vision that “All U.S. communities offer access to green schoolyards by 2050 to enhance children’s healthy development, community well-being and positive environmental impacts.” Recommended for: community leaders, city representatives, school districts, health departments, park districts, and nonprofits interested in green schoolyards as a strategy for nature access.



Featured Speaker
avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities, Children and Nature Network

Thursday May 7, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy A&B

1:30pm

Health & Nature for Community Well-being - continues
This session, in partnership with the Salzburg Global Seminar, will explore ways nature access can impact national public health, well-being, mental health and health equity.

Recommended for: Health care providers, policymakers and planners, community development leaders, youth development practitioners, city leadership, researchers.

Speakers

Thursday May 7, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy E&F

1:30pm

International Action: #NatureForAll - continues
In collaboration with #NatureForAll, this group will explore the most promising opportunities to connect children with nature at a global scale. We will develop an action plan to increase the collective impact and influence with a focus on health and wellbeing, cities, childhood development, and international policy.

Recommended for: Leaders and practitioners from outside the US and US-based practitioners interested in partnering internationally.


Featured Speaker
Thursday May 7, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy C

1:30pm

Nature Connection for Youth Development - continues
We will explore best practices and strategies to combine youth development and nature-based programs towards a common goal of supporting the positive growth and social emotional learning of young people. Recommended for: Leaders and providers of nature-based programs (environmental education, conservation) and/or youth leadership and development programs.




Featured Speaker
avatar for CJ Goulding

CJ Goulding

Manager, Community Leadership Development, Children and Nature Network
CJ is a passionate, creative, and energetic professional working to develop connections in and between people, and the connection between communities and the outdoors. As the Lead Organizer for the Natural Leaders Network, he strives to support a national network of over 330 millenial... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

Consulting Research Director, Children and Nature Network
Cathy Jordan, PhD is the consulting Research Director for the Children & Nature Network. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota. As C&NN's Research Director, Cathy leads the Research Library, which curates and makes accessible the scientific... Read More →

Thursday May 7, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
International Ballroom

5:00pm

Networking Reception
Thursday May 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
 
Friday, May 8
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday May 8, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am
International Ballroom

7:30am

8:30am

Day Two Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Senior Program Officer for Environmental Education, Pisces Foundation
Jason is a senior program officer for Environmental Education at the Pisces Foundation, implementing strategies to advance environmental literacy nationally.Prior to joining Pisces Foundation, Jason was interim president and CEO at NatureBridge, which provides hands-on environmental... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am

8:30am

Keynote - Equity from the Inside Out: An individual call to action and call to personal transformation
Join Odetta MacLeish-White and Dr. Hanaa Hamdi in exploring the importance of personal transformation and self-awareness to maintaining a lifelong commitment to change. Explore what equity means to you and how you can leverage your personal story and connection to nature to help to create a world where nature is for everyone.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Hanaa Hamdi Ph.D

Hanaa Hamdi Ph.D

Director of Health Impact Investment and Strategic Partnerships, NJ Community Capital
Currently, Dr. Hanaa Hamdi oversees the development of healthy and equitable communities within the state of New Jersey. Prior, she served as the inaugural National Public Health Director at The Trust for Public Land where she led the development of green public spaces for healthy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Odetta MacLeish-White

Odetta MacLeish-White

Managing Director, TransFormation Alliance
Odetta MacLeish-White is the Managing Director of the TransFormation Alliance, a partnership of nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses working strengthen communities through transit.  TFA’s work is driven by racial equity and seeks to partner with residents of impacted... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
International Ballroom

10:00am

Networking Break
Friday May 8, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

Action Area Cross Pollination
Attendees will gather together to share outcomes from each Action Area. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to hear new ideas, discover opportunities for collaboration, and examine ways that each Action Area contributes towards increasing access to nature for all children.  

Friday May 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
International Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday May 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Embassy Hall Foyer

1:00pm

Leadership Workshops--Plan to select one in March
Schedules are currently locked. In March you will be able to select the workshop you wish to participate in.

These leadership workshops are designed to advance the children and nature movement and provide practical tools and resources to help participants further their own individual and/or organizational bodies of work.

Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:00pm

WORKSHOP - Activating Research to Make the Case for Nature Connection

Explore ways to support your work with data and make the case for nature connection with tools and tactics from C&NN's research team and key partners. In this leadership training, C&NN's Director of Research and guests will provide tips for how to find, judge the merits of, and draw conclusions from, research. We will introduce you to several of C&NN's tools for accessing and understanding research and you will have an opportunity to practice articulating a brief research-based case in support of your work.   Session Goals: 1) Understand how research can help you justify your work and improve your practices 2) Increase your awareness of tools and resources that can help you access and understand research findings 3) Enhance your ability to articulate research findings to communicate the "why?" of your work.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

Consulting Research Director, Children and Nature Network
Cathy Jordan, PhD is the consulting Research Director for the Children & Nature Network. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension at the University of Minnesota. As C&NN's Research Director, Cathy leads the Research Library, which curates and makes accessible the scientific... Read More →

Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Embassy A&B

1:00pm

WORKSHOP - Advancing Policy for Equitable Access to the Outdoors

Join leaders working to affect successful bipartisan policy initiatives that get kids outside and support access to nature as a human right.  In this session, work with the architects of the online Youth Outdoor Policy Playbook to strategize ways to advance state, federal and municipal policy to support equitable access to the outdoors. Session goals: 1) Examine successful policy initiatives for outdoor access on the state, local and municipal level.  2) Participate in hands-on training for the Youth Outdoor Policy Playbook.  3) Work through ideas for policy implementation opportunities in your community with expert policy advisors.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc

Principal, LBC Action
Co-Founder of the Children and Nature Network

Speakers
JM

Jenny Mulholland- Beahrs

Director, California Outdoor Engagement Coalition


Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Embassy C

1:00pm

WORKSHOP - Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Movement

Join an interactive workshop focused on building diversity, equity and inclusion into all you do, as a core value and as a foundational part of program designs.  Goals for the session: 1) Gain a deeper understanding of bias in society and how that impacts program delivery.  2) Learn strategies for identifying and combating bias during community engagement, program development, and creating policies of accountability. 3) Acquire actionable tools to engage in and promote DEI efforts within your own organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez

VP, Strategic Partnerships, Children and Nature Network


Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Embassy E&F

1:00pm

WORKSHOP - Using Strategic Communications to Advance Your Work

Build practical communication strategies to expand your base and reach new audiences. Learn more about the “Story of Us,” a new narrative for the movement launched by the Blue Sky Funders Forum. Goals for the session: 1) Build a tool-kit of communication strategies using a shared narrative.  2) Learn how to integrate Rethink Outside into your communications.  3) Participate in hands-on exercises to craft social media strategies, sustain on-going communication and branding to build a movement.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Laura Mylan

Laura Mylan

Sr. VP External Relations, Children & Nature Network
avatar for Alejandra Pallais

Alejandra Pallais

Marketing and Communications Consultant, Children and Nature Network
avatar for Jenette Restivo

Jenette Restivo

Director, Content Strategy, Children and Nature Network

Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Inman

1:00pm

WORKSHOP - Working in Constellations: Expanding and Strengthening Your Network

How can we elevate relationships into meaningful connections and leverage those connections to accomplish goals?

Join fellow participants in exploring frameworks for expanding and maintaining networks, hear first-hand accounts of successes and failures of network building, and come away with resources to build and activate networks for social impact. Goals for Session: 1) Review the key principles for network building.  2) Take away tools and resources to strengthen your networks.  3) Participate in hands-on practice for relationship building and network engagement.

Featured Speaker
avatar for Ilya Shmulenson

Ilya Shmulenson

Deputy Director, PEAS- Partners for Education, Agriculture & Sustainability

Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Embassy D

4:00pm

Summit Closes
Friday May 8, 2020 4:00pm - 4:00pm