In this workshop, we will explore ways to effectively and equitably engage kids in parks, green space and nature in the current and post-COVID world—and how we can make sure nature becomes and remains a daily part of every kid’s life.
9-9:50 am: Panel Discussion
10-10:28: Breakout/World Cafe Round 1
10:30-11:00: Breakout/World Cafe Round 2
11:00-11:05: Transition Time
11:05-11:55: Roundup / Next Steps (plenary)
11:55 am – 12 pm: Thank You / Adjourn
To begin the workshop, a panel discussion will explore how participants’ work is connecting kids to the mental health benefits of nature, and how they’re ensuring that those connections are available to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic, racial, or geographic considerations.
Moderator: Caroline Lindquist, graduate student, UC Berkeley (2020 Emerging Leader)
Following the panel discussion, participants and panelists will be placed in breakout rooms in smaller groups to continue discussing the topic using a World Cafe format.
Two 30-minute rounds of world cafe-style breakouts will be followed by a thirty-minute “roundup” that reports out on the findings of each breakout room.
The final thirty minutes of the workshop will synthesize the proceedings into next steps.
NOTE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: Both the Panel Discussion and the Roundup / Next Steps will be recorded for later distribution. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are kindly asked not to participate in these elements of the workshop.