|Event Date||Mon Sep 21 EDT - Wed Sep 23 EDT (about 1 year ago)|
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.
With COVID-19 risks ongoing, the Leadership Summit will be hosted online.
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Monica Lopez Magee
Children & Nature Network, Director, Cities and Nature
• Pisces Foundation