In May, we'll be heading to the Children and Nature Network 2016 International Conference in St. Paul, MN. The conference brings together people and organizations from around the world who are committed to connecting youth to nature, which allows us to share ideas, learn from unique and innovative strategies, and at the end of the day, collectively address nature deficit disorder.
This year, we have two members of the Outdoors Empowered Network family speaking at the event along side leaders such as Jon Jarvis and Julie Pierce Williams:
Growing Successful Grassroots Networks - Understanding the kernel and planting the seeds
Founder and Executive Director of OEN will join José Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors, to share their experiences with applying the Four Network Principles for Collaborative Success as outlined by Jane Wei-Skillern, to grow their own successful networks and discuss simple steps you can take to grow your network. They will discuss the kernel of network weaving and how it fosters effective network leadership as well as the fundamentals of this work and how are the seeds planted?
Reaching Families with Diverse Backgrounds
Heather Kuhlken, Founder/Director of OEN Member Program, Families in Nature, will join others in this “Pecha Kucha” style panel presentation to share a vast array of first-hand experience working with families from diverse, often underserved populations, will share their stories, successes and challenges, and invite the audience to do the same.