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Discover Madison Parks! Workshop: Connecting Kids to Nature

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Warner Park Community Recreation Center

1625 Northport Drive

Madison, WI 53704

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Join The City of Madison Parks Division for a family-friendly event focused on connecting Madison's youth to the great outdoors!* This exciting event is part of the community engagement process for the 2018-2022 update to the Parks and Open Space Plan.

This workshop will include an outdoor nature discovery activity and interactive panel discussion, with opportunities for both kids and parents to participate.

Local experts will share emerging trends and opportunities for nature-based play and education in our community, and we will ask for YOUR input on what's working, what's not, and what opportunities you see to continue connecting kids to nature in Madison.

We are grateful to be joined by several local experts on environmental education, including:

  • Sarah Lerner, Landscape Architect, City of Madison Parks Division

  • Tim Nelson, Board Chair, Wild Warner

  • Sonya Sankaran, Project Coordinator, Connecting Children to Nature Initiative (Public Health - Madison & Dane County)

  • Anke Keuser, PhD candidate, UW-Madison Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and the Sherman Middle School Nature Exploers Club

  • Nola Walker, CEO, Eco-Cultural Connections LLC, specializing in facilitating inclusive environmental initiatives

  • Emily Peffer, Recreation Specialist, Experiential Learning and Environmental Programs at Madison School and Community Recreation

*This event is best for ages 10+. There will be an outdoor nature discovery activity, snacks, and opportunities for kids to share their ideas and input during the panel discussion. Please come ready to share your unique perspectives, concerns and ideas as users of Madison's parks!

Please register by clicking on the green button at the top of this page. If you are unable to register online, you are still welcome to attend.

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