The Children & Nature Network is inspiring the global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children - and natural places - can thrive.

The C&NN International Leadership Summit will engage 400 people in productive working sessions in six action areas: Green Schoolyards, City Government, Next Generation Leadership, Grassroots Leaders, Healthcare Providers, Nature-based Learning Research. Summit participants will work over two days to develop shared goals, action agendas and explore methods for measuring progress in their Action Areas.

Since you are participating in a specific Action Area, your schedule will be completed for you-- this means that you will not need to sign up for any Summit sessions in Sched. By the beginning of May, we will link your Sched profile to your Action Area.  
Back To Schedule
Monday, May 21 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Nature-based Learning Research Action Area
Location: Skyline Room

The primary goal of the Nature-based Learning Collaborative Research Network is to accelerate research progress on the science of nature-based learning by setting a research agenda, catalyzing collaborative research to address the agenda and disseminating evidence about nature and learning. Members now seek to expand the network to engage a broader and more diverse group of researchers and practitioners to continue this work. The expanded NBLR Action Network will activate research to support equitable access to effective nature-based learning for all students and inspire and inform the broad children and nature movement and the field of environmental education through evidence-based communications and actions.

avatar for Cheryl Charles

Cheryl Charles

Co-Founder and CEO Emerita, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive and educator. Cheryl is Adjunct Faculty and founding Executive Director of the Nature Based Leadership Institute at Antioch University New England (AUNE). The vision of the Institute is a world in which all humans... 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 →
avatar for Sheila Williams Ridge

Sheila Williams Ridge

Director, University of Minnesota Lab School

Monday May 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Skyline Room, 21st Floor