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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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Karen Knight

City of Austin, Parks & Recreation Department, Cities Connecting Children to Nat
Program Coordinator
Austin, Texas

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 Hotel, a biophillic design development in downtown Austin. She also serves as an ambassador of Shoal Creek Conservancy and the International Living Future Institute.  Karen chaired the Dell Children’s Trust Executive committee and Rollingwood’s “Life is Good in the Wood” 5K for many years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Miami University, Ohio.  The Living Building Challenge mission sums up her life’s passion: “To transform our communities to be socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.” Karen is enthusiastic about being part of this highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary CCCN leadership team, helping to create a future in which more children are able to spend time in nature and connect to its treasures.