With COVID-19 risks ongoing, the Leadership Summit will be hosted online.
Presented by: Children and Nature Network
September 21 - 23, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
We believe that the well-being of children and the wild places we love are inextricably linked. And while research tells us that regular time outdoors is essential for children’s healthy development, today’s kids are less connected to nature than ever before.
We also know that longstanding systems of injustice have impacted the design and distribution of green spaces, and call for new policies informed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other People of Color. Now is the time to strengthen our efforts to advance racial equity in access to nature.
This is why we gather—as leaders, educators, activists, practitioners and parents—to turn the trend of an indoor childhood back out to the benefits of nature, and to increase safe and equitable access to the natural world.
September 21-23 and September 29-30, 2020
The Leadership Summit provides a forum for strategically selected leaders to share big ideas and advance action agendas. Through an application process, participants are selected to represent diverse perspectives, skills, voices, disciplines and approaches to connecting children to nature. Participants will work in 6 action areas that support the healthy development of youth:
Action Area descriptions can be found in the Program section.
At this time, Action Areas are full. Please email [email protected] to be placed on our waitlist.
The Summit will be offered in 3-4 hour segments over five days:
Wednesday, September 23
While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.