370 - Innovative Strategies to Connect Children to Nature

Thursday, September 28
1:30 PM–2:45 PM

Location: Room RO8

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Conservation
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Session Type: Education Session

The National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network will discuss innovative and replicable strategies parks can employ to create meaningful connections between the outdoors and communities. With a focus on equitable access, participants will have the opportunity to discuss barriers and discover field-tested tools and collaborative strategies that maximize benefits for whole communities.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Evaluate barriers/disparities in connecting underserved populations to nature opportunities, and identify strategies and highlight success stories that address equity.
Explore metrics and tools that help to measure impact and reach of nature programming and spaces within communities.
Learn how park agencies and partner organizations are connecting young people to the outdoors through collective impact partnerships.