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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.  

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Sunday, May 20
 

1:00pm

Pre-Summit Event: Introduction to Bird Language Workshop
Enjoy an afternoon with nature connection experts in Oakland’s bird sanctuary. You will learn and experience the core routine of bird language which can be shared with children and people of all ages. Richard Louv has lauded bird language as “good medicine for nature-deficit disorder."

Special discount pricing is available for C&NN Members with the promo code: "chickadee." We are open to considering financial support for individual participants on a case-by-case basis.

Register Here

Sunday May 20, 2018 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Lake Merritt Gardens, Oakland 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

3:00pm

 
Monday, May 21
 

7:00am

7:30am

Breakfast
Monday May 21, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

8:30am

Summit Welcome
Monday May 21, 2018 8:30am - 8:35am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

8:35am

Opening Plenary
We’ll kick off the Summit with a welcome from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf who will share some of the innovative work happening in Oakland to connect children to nature. The mayor will be introduced by Carol Johnson, East Bay Regional Park District. Then we will be inspired and challenged by three national leaders in the movement to connect children to nature Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Kim Moore Bailey, and David Beckman.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Moore Bailey

Kim Moore Bailey

CEO, Youth Outside
Kim Moore Bailey, Oakland, CA, serves as the Executive Director for Youth Outside. Inspired by her own passion for the outdoors and years of both professional and personal experiences, Kim focuses on Youth Outside’s strategic direction, grantmaking portfolio, and working to develop... Read More →
avatar for David Beckman

David Beckman

President, Pisces Foundation
David is president of the Pisces Foundation and its founding staff member. He leads our efforts to support innovators working to ensure a clean and healthy environment. As the Foundation’s first staff member, David worked with the Foundation’s trustees to frame our goals, programs... Read More →
avatar for Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson

Assistant General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District
Carol Johnson leads all community affairs partnerships, branding, communications andexternal relations for the largest regional park district in the U.S. She also servesconcurrently as Executive Director of the Regional Parks Foundation, overseeing allprivate fundraising and a corporate... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Lockhart

Stephen Lockhart

Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health
Stephen H. Lockhart, MD, PhD, a board-certified anesthesiologist, is Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Health, a not for profit system of hospitals, physician organizations and research institutions in Northern California. A Rhodes Scholar, he obtained his Masters degree in Economics... Read More →
avatar for Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez

Vice President, Children & Nature Network
Juan is a nationally-recognized and award-winning environmental justice activist whose childhood was transformed by the power of nature. He is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Ambassador for The North Face, and serves on the Wilderness Society Board of Directors.
avatar for Libby Schaaf

Libby Schaaf

Mayor, City of Oakland
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated Oakland, California’s 50th mayor on January 5, 2015. A native Oaklander, Mayor Schaaf previously served one term as a member of the Oakland City Council.Mayor Schaaf has more than two decades of public service experience that began while she was... Read More →


Monday May 21, 2018 8:35am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

10:00am

Networking Break
Break  
(Next Generation and Grassroots Action Area buses depart for Temescal Beach House)

Monday May 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

City Government Action Area
Location: Junior Ballroom 2

The City Government Action Area has the primary goal of inspiring action toward advancing efforts to more equitably connect children to nature. By bringing together city government and community leaders, we will engage in an interactive series of sessions that will give participants concrete case studies, tools, and resources.

Based on work in cities across the U.S. in the Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative, the summit sessions will include topics that span across the four primary areas:

1. Policies that can support citywide equity efforts to connect children to nature.
2. Built environment infrastructure that supports nature in the city, including the 10 Minute Walk to a Park campaign.
3.Programs that can be replicated and scaled to achieve more equitable access to programs across a city.
4. Measuring the status and success of efforts to connect children to nature.

The sessions will be led by the Children & Nature Network, National League of Cities and additional national and local partners who will offer multiple strategies for each of these areas, such as early childcare education nature play areas, NatureSmart Libraries, green schoolyards, park activation, safe routes to schools and parks, and others. 

Facilitators
avatar for Priya Cook

Priya Cook

Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities
avatar for Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Program Director, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative, now in 18 cities with tools and lessons available to still more cities


Monday May 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Junior Ballroom 2, 2nd Floor

10:30am

Grassroots Leaders Action Area
Location: OFF-SITE Temescal Beach House

Grassroots community action leaders of local and regional collaborative initiatives will work together to identify and activate shared action steps to further the movement to connect children with nature.

Facilitators
avatar for José González

José González

Founder- Executive Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
José G. González is an experienced educator in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A at the University... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Machado

Amanda Machado

Writer and Facilitator, Freelance


Monday May 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Temescal Beach House, Off-site 6500 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618

10:30am

Green Schoolyards Action Area
Location: Grand Ballroom Oakland Marriott City Center

The primary goal for those meeting about Green Schoolyards is to adopt a draft Action Agenda that will prioritize the funding, policy, communications and awareness-building needed to move green schoolyards to scale across the U.S. Participants will be asked to identify which Action Agenda items they can help move forward towards this goal.

The Green Schoolyards Action Area will refine and adopt an Action Agenda that was drafted with input from leaders at the 2015 National Green Schoolyards Summit, conversations with communities and experts in the field reports such as "Green Schoolyards: A Growing Movement Supporting Health, Education and Connection with Nature," authored by the Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands.

The draft agenda is designed to prioritize the funding, policy, communications and awareness-building needed to move city- or school district-wide green schoolyard programs to scale across the U.S. — with an emphasis on low-income communities and communities of color. You will be asked to identify Action Agenda items that you can carry forward in your community and/or organization.

Facilitators
avatar for Sophie Sarkar

Sophie Sarkar

Summit Organizer, PGM ONE
avatar for Mollie Jean Thompson

Mollie Jean Thompson

Senior Program Manager, Children & Nature Network
Mollie earned her B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and a Minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. For nearly a decade, she's played a key role in developing and implementing strategic programs for diverse audiences—ranging... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards, Children & Nature Network

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Chiesa

Alejandra Chiesa

Bay Area Program Director, The Trust for Public Land
avatar for Rachel Newman Greene

Rachel Newman Greene

Deputy Director, City of Providence Healthy Communities Office
avatar for John Helmholdt

John Helmholdt

Executive Director, Grand Rapids Public Schools
avatar for Karen Knight

Karen Knight

Program Coordinator, City of Austin, Parks & Recreation Department, Cities Connecting Children to Nat
Karen Knight is Program Coordinator for Cities Connecting Children to Nature, an initiative of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Austin. She is co-founder of Ardor Wood Farm, a regenerative wildlife habitat and holistic land management endeavor, and founder of Ardor... Read More →
avatar for Lourdes Rodriguez

Lourdes Rodriguez

Director, Univeristy of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School



Monday May 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

10:30am

Health Professionals Action Area
Location: Junior Ballroom 1

The primary goal of the Health Professionals Action Area is to help shape a Health Professional Children and Nature Action Agenda to increase outdoor time for children. By bringing together health professionals from a variety of perspectives in the field, we will engage in an interactive series of sessions to identify innovative approaches and strategies for increasing health professional engagement in nature-based efforts.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to strategic discussions in five key areas:

1. Amplifying and sharing research that supports nature’s benefits to children’s health.
2. Successful Park Rx programs, patient education programs, and other research-based strategies for igniting outdoor time for families and children.
3. Public policy opportunities for mobilizing health professionals to influence equitable access to natural green space.
4. Built environments for nature play and healing in nature.
5. Increasing the network of health professionals who integrate health and nature connections into their professional efforts.

Facilitators
avatar for Nancy Herron

Nancy Herron

Board Member, Children & Nature Network
Nancy Herron joined the Board of Directors of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) in 2015 after serving as a C&NN Senior Associate and on the grassroots leadership team since the early days of C&NN. Nancy is a retired Outreach and Education Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Lamar

Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Chan

Curtis Chan

Medical Director, Maternal,Child&Adolescent Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Curtis Chan, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area.   He serves as Medical Director of Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health and Deputy Health Officer for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
avatar for Abhay Dandekar

Abhay Dandekar

Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
Abhay Dandekar is a board certified Pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente East Bay and is committed to healthy spaces and patient and family centered care for all.  After completing his B.S. Degree at UC Berkeley and his M.D. from New York Medical College, he completed his training... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Stephen Pont

Dr. Stephen Pont

Office of Science and Population Health, Department of State Health Services
After nearly a decade of practicing general pediatrics in primarily Spanish speaking safety net clinics, co-founding Dell Children’s childhood obesity center, and serving as the Medical Director for Austin Independent School District, Dr. Pont joined the Texas Department of State... Read More →
avatar for Nooshin Razani

Nooshin Razani

Director, Center for Nature and Health
Dr. Nooshin Razani is a pediatrician, researcher and passionate advocate for the healing power of nature. She is the founder and director of the Center for Nature and Heath, based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The Center conducts original research related to nature... Read More →



Monday May 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Junior Ballroom 1, 2nd Floor

10:30am

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.

Facilitators
avatar for Cheryl Charles

Cheryl Charles

Co-Founder and CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
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

Director of Research, Children & 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
Skyline Room, 21st Floor

10:30am

Next Generation Leadership Action Area
Location: OFF-SITE Temescal Beach House

This action group will explore strategies for increasing the leadership and diversity of young people benefiting from and contributing to meaningful connections to nature, outdoor activities and outdoor-related career opportunities — and ways to empower diverse young leaders to become community advocates for nature connection.

Facilitators
avatar for CJ Goulding

CJ Goulding

Program Manager, Chldren & 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 Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

director, cities and nature, Children & 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 →


Monday May 21, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Temescal Beach House, Off-site 6500 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618

12:30pm

1:30pm

City Government work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues 

Facilitators
avatar for Priya Cook

Priya Cook

Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities
avatar for Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Program Director, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative, now in 18 cities with tools and lessons available to still more cities

Monday May 21, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Junior Ballroom 2, 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Grassroots Leaders work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues 

Facilitators
avatar for José González

José González

Founder- Executive Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
José G. González is an experienced educator in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A at the University... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Machado

Amanda Machado

Writer and Facilitator, Freelance

Monday May 21, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Temescal Beach House, Off-site 6500 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618

1:30pm

Green Schoolyards work continues
Panel: National and state policy levers and models that could help advance the green schoolyards movement    

Facilitators
avatar for Sophie Sarkar

Sophie Sarkar

Summit Organizer, PGM ONE
avatar for Mollie Jean Thompson

Mollie Jean Thompson

Senior Program Manager, Children & Nature Network
Mollie earned her B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and a Minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. For nearly a decade, she's played a key role in developing and implementing strategic programs for diverse audiences—ranging... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards, Children & Nature Network

Speakers
avatar for Hanaa Hamdi

Hanaa Hamdi

National Public Health Director, The Trust for Public Land
avatar for Holly Hunt

Holly Hunt

Branch Chief, CDC
avatar for Alex Mays

Alex Mays

Senior National Program Director, Healthy Schools Campaign
avatar for Anne-Marie Spencer

Anne-Marie Spencer

Corporate VP of Marketing, PlayCore
avatar for Jeff Vincent

Jeff Vincent

Director of Public Infrastructure Initiatives, Center for Cities + Schools, University of California, Berkeley


Monday May 21, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

1:30pm

Health Professionals work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues 

Facilitators
avatar for Nancy Herron

Nancy Herron

Board Member, Children & Nature Network
Nancy Herron joined the Board of Directors of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) in 2015 after serving as a C&NN Senior Associate and on the grassroots leadership team since the early days of C&NN. Nancy is a retired Outreach and Education Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Lamar

Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Chan

Curtis Chan

Medical Director, Maternal,Child&Adolescent Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Curtis Chan, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area.   He serves as Medical Director of Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health and Deputy Health Officer for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
avatar for Abhay Dandekar

Abhay Dandekar

Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
Abhay Dandekar is a board certified Pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente East Bay and is committed to healthy spaces and patient and family centered care for all.  After completing his B.S. Degree at UC Berkeley and his M.D. from New York Medical College, he completed his training... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Stephen Pont

Dr. Stephen Pont

Office of Science and Population Health, Department of State Health Services
After nearly a decade of practicing general pediatrics in primarily Spanish speaking safety net clinics, co-founding Dell Children’s childhood obesity center, and serving as the Medical Director for Austin Independent School District, Dr. Pont joined the Texas Department of State... Read More →
avatar for Nooshin Razani

Nooshin Razani

Director, Center for Nature and Health
Dr. Nooshin Razani is a pediatrician, researcher and passionate advocate for the healing power of nature. She is the founder and director of the Center for Nature and Heath, based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The Center conducts original research related to nature... Read More →


Monday May 21, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Junior Ballroom 1, 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Nature-based Learning Research work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues 

Facilitators
avatar for Cheryl Charles

Cheryl Charles

Co-Founder and CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
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

Director of Research, Children & 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 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Skyline Room, 21st Floor

1:30pm

Next Generation Leadership work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues 

Facilitators
avatar for CJ Goulding

CJ Goulding

Program Manager, Chldren & 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 Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

director, cities and nature, Children & 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 →

Monday May 21, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Temescal Beach House, Off-site 6500 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618

4:00pm

Networking Break
Monday May 21, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:00pm

Observer Check-in
If you are an observer at the Summit, plan to drop by the Oakland Room on the third floor to share your thoughts with other observers and C&NN staff.

Speakers
avatar for Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc

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



Monday May 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oakland Room, 3rd Floor

4:30pm

Cross-Pollination between Action Areas
This is an opportunity to find out what the other action areas are planning. Network and connect the dots across sectors.

Monday May 21, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom Atrium, 1st Floor

5:00pm

Network Reception
Monday May 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor
 
Tuesday, May 22
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday May 22, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

8:25am

Morning Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Debra M. Erickson, M.A.

Debra M. Erickson, M.A.

Director of Marketing, Communications and Interpretation, San Diego Zoo Global
Debra Erickson describes her work to develop and launch the San Diego Zoo Kids broadcast channel as one of the most important and emotionally uplifting projects she has undertaken in her role as the Director of Marketing, Communications and Interpretation for San Diego Zoo Global... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:25am - 8:29am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

8:30am

Plenary - Building Networks To Grow A Movement
Networks are relatively new as a model for how to solve complex problems. Research shows that networks are key to the success of social movements.  

This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in networks to:
  • Increase cultural relevancy and equity
  • Achieve collective goals around policy
  • Disseminate knowledge and information


Facilitators
avatar for Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Senior Program Officer, Pisces Foundation
Jason is a Senior Program Officer at the Pisces Foundation, focusing on Environmental Education. In this role, Jason leads the Foundation’s grantmaking in environmental education and implements strategies to shape environmental education initiatives nationally. Jason was most recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Bales

Nancy Bales

Executive Director, Gray Family Foundation
Nancy Bales, Executive Director of the Gray Family Foundation, joined the foundation in 2014 after more than a decade with the Portland-based conservation organization Ecotrust, supporting their work to build a resilient economy. At the Gray Family Foundation, she championed the successful... Read More →
avatar for Anupama Joshi

Anupama Joshi

Executive Director & Co-Founder, National Farm to School Network
Anupama Joshi is the Executive Director & Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network. Ms. Joshi co-founded the organization in 2007, to serve as an information, advocacy, and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Anne Taylor

Kirk Anne Taylor

Executive Director, ChangeScale
Kirk Anne Taylor is the executive director for ChangeScale, a San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area partnership of organizations working together to ensure that every generation is inspired with the environmental know-how to create healthy communities and a healthy planet. As executive... Read More →
avatar for Jane Wei-Skillern

Jane Wei-Skillern

Senior Fellow, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, UC Berkeley
Senior Fellow at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley, holds a PhD from Stanford University.  Dr. Wei-Skillern's research focuses on effective social enterprise leadership and management.  Her research on networks examines how... Read More →


Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

9:30am

Networking Break
Tuesday May 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

10:00am

City Government work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for Priya Cook

Priya Cook

Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities
avatar for Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Program Director, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative, now in 18 cities with tools and lessons available to still more cities

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom 2, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Grassroots Leaders work continues
Location: Oakland Room

Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for José González

José González

Founder- Executive Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
José G. González is an experienced educator in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A at the University... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Machado

Amanda Machado

Writer and Facilitator, Freelance

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oakland Room, 3rd Floor

10:00am

Green Schoolyards work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for Sophie Sarkar

Sophie Sarkar

Summit Organizer, PGM ONE
avatar for Mollie Jean Thompson

Mollie Jean Thompson

Senior Program Manager, Children & Nature Network
Mollie earned her B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and a Minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. For nearly a decade, she's played a key role in developing and implementing strategic programs for diverse audiences—ranging... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Zaplatosch

Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards, Children & Nature Network

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

10:00am

Health Professionals work continues
Location: California Room

Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for Nancy Herron

Nancy Herron

Board Member, Children & Nature Network
Nancy Herron joined the Board of Directors of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) in 2015 after serving as a C&NN Senior Associate and on the grassroots leadership team since the early days of C&NN. Nancy is a retired Outreach and Education Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Lamar

Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom 1, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Nature-based Learning Research work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for Cheryl Charles

Cheryl Charles

Co-Founder and CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
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

Director of Research, Children & 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

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Skyline Room, 21st Floor

10:00am

Next Generation Leadership work continues
Location: Junior Ballroom 4

Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for CJ Goulding

CJ Goulding

Program Manager, Chldren & 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 Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

director, cities and nature, Children & 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 →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Cross-pollination between Action Areas
This is an opportunity to find out what the other action areas are planning. Network and connect the dots across sectors.

Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom Atrium, 1st Floor

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
East Room, 1st Floor

12:30pm

Observer Lunch Check-in
If you are an observer at the Summit plan to join us for lunch to share your thoughts with other observers and C&NN staff. . Look for the designated tables that say Observer in the East Room.

Speakers
avatar for Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc

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



Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
California Room, 3rd Floor

1:30pm

Observer Check-in
Observers - You are welcome to come to the registration desk to share any final thoughts with C&NN staff, and turn in any written feedback.

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom Atrium, 1st Floor

1:30pm

City Government work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for Priya Cook

Priya Cook

Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities
avatar for Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Program Director, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative, now in 18 cities with tools and lessons available to still more cities

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Junior Ballroom 2, 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Grassroots Leaders work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
avatar for José González

José González

Founder- Executive Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
José G. González is an experienced educator in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A at the University... Read More →
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Amanda Machado

Writer and Facilitator, Freelance

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oakland Room, 3rd Floor

1:30pm

Green Schoolyards work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
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Sophie Sarkar

Summit Organizer, PGM ONE
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Mollie Jean Thompson

Senior Program Manager, Children & Nature Network
Mollie earned her B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and a Minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. For nearly a decade, she's played a key role in developing and implementing strategic programs for diverse audiences—ranging... Read More →
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Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards, Children & Nature Network

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

1:30pm

Health Professionals work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
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Nancy Herron

Board Member, Children & Nature Network
Nancy Herron joined the Board of Directors of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) in 2015 after serving as a C&NN Senior Associate and on the grassroots leadership team since the early days of C&NN. Nancy is a retired Outreach and Education Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife... Read More →
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Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Junior Ballroom 1, 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Nature-based Learning Research work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
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Cheryl Charles

Co-Founder and CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
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 →
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Cathy Jordan

Director of Research, Children & 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 →
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Sheila Williams Ridge

Director, University of Minnesota Lab School

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Skyline Room, 21st Floor

1:30pm

Next Generation Leadership work continues
Discussion and Action Planning Continues

Facilitators
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CJ Goulding

Program Manager, Chldren & 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 →
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Monica Lopez Magee

director, cities and nature, Children & 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 →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Junior Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Networking Break
Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:15pm

Closing Plenary
Tying it All Together and Taking Action

Speakers
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José González

Founder- Executive Director Emeritus, Latino Outdoors
José G. González is an experienced educator in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He received his B.A at the University... Read More →
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Richard Louv

Author, Children & Nature Network
Richard Louv is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age (Algonquin). His books... Read More →
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Sarah Milligan-Toffler

Executive Director, 05/16/2019
Sarah is a creative, energetic, and mission-driven leader who brings 25 years of experience in developing, funding, and implementing outdoor education and adventure programs that provide a deep connection to nature for people of all backgrounds and abilities.


Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom, 1st Floor

4:00pm

Summit Ends
Tuesday May 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, May 23
 

11:00am

 
Thursday, May 24
 

TBA

Bird Language Intensive
In this 5-day immersion program, you will experience a transformative dive into the world of bird language. You will discover why this practice is the fastest gateway to deep nature connection for all ages. Hosted by 8 Shields Institute, a global network of nature connection mentors.

Register Here

Thursday May 24, 2018 TBA
Green Oaks Creek Farm, Pescadero, CA