Be Out There: A National Summit and Workshops on Children and the Outdoors
Join the National Wildlife Federation on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Houston, TX at the JW Marriott Houston Hotel in a national summit to advance a national policy agenda to connect children with the outdoors. The summit will highlight leading state and federal policy solutions to the problem of children’s declining contact with nature.
The summit will feature Deputy Surgeon General Dr. David Rutstein, Texas Representative Carol Alvarado, NWF President & CEO Larry Schweiger, and video messages from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. There will also be a panel discussion entitled, "New Partners and Innovative Strategies to Address the Indoor Childhood," featuring Dr. Sandra Stenmark of Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Nina Roberts of San Francisco State University, and Margo Pedroso of Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
You can view the webcast live from your home. Sign up to view the webcast live!
Summit and Workshop Schedule
Saturday, April 10
8:45 am - 9:30 am: *Workshops
9:45 am - 10:30 am: *Workshops (repeated from previous session)
10:45 am: Overview - National Summit on Children and the Outdoors
11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Be out There: A National Summit on Children and the Outdoors (webcast)
12:30 pm: Lunch provided
12:35 pm - 1:15 pm: **Workshops
1:20 pm - 2:00 pm: **Workshops (repeated from previous session)
- Case Studies: Inspiring Kids to Protect Wildlife Through Outdoor Programs
- State and Federal Be Out There Policy Background/Briefing
- Build Partnerships and Fundraise by Connecting Kids with Nature
- State and Federal Be Out There Advocacy Strategies
To purchase a ticket and register for this one day event, go to www.regonline.com/NWFSummit. There is a $30 fee to attend. When you arrive at the Marriott Houston Hotel, check in at the NWF registration desk. Online registration for this event will be available until April 5. After April 5, you must register onsite. Questions can be directed to Nicole Erickson at 703-438-6044 or email@example.com.
JW Marriott Houston Hotel
Houston, TX 77056