A youth panel and four exciting and interactive workshops will demonstrate how young people, health professionals, community naturalists, artists, and play advocates are increasing connections between children and nature while improving our urban environment!
5:30 PM sign-in, meet, greet & eat
6:00 PM prompt start of program
9:00 PM forum concludes
9:00 to 10:00 PM moonlight hike from will be led by Molly Gallant, Outdoor Recreation Programmer for Recreation & Parks!
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks main headquarters in Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217
$10 fee—cash or check at the door
Light supper provided
PLEASE RSVP to Mary Hardcastle @ [masked] or 410-396-7020]
Join the Greater Baltimore Children and Nature Forum!
Youth Panel: 6 environmental leaders and outdoor enthusiasts from several Baltimore organizations will share the benefits of their connection with nature.
- How to encourage and support residents to become ‘Community Naturalists’—knowledgeable about the natural world in their own neighborhoods and parks and thereby able to mentor children and others toward a place-based relationship to nature. Presenters: Natural History Society of MD, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
- How to encourage and support art making that directly connects families and children to the natural world and deepens their relationship with nature. Presenters: Nature Art in the Park, Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, Parks & People Foundation Art & Ecology
- How doctors can help everyone improve mental and physical well-being through nature and outdoor connections. Presenters: Docs in the Park, MD American Academy of Pediatrics Children & Nature Task Force
- How to increase ways that children can engage in nature discovery through healthy play. Presenters: MD Partnership for Children in Nature Play Space workgroup, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
Become a GBCAN Collaborative member for free click here.
The GBCAN Collaborative comprises over 40 organizations and agencies including Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks, MD American Academy of Pediatrics, and the MD Partnership for Children in Nature. Major funders have included Parks & People Foundation, REI Inc., Trout Unlimited, Abell Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Trust, U.S Fish & Wildlife, Cylburn Arboretum Association, Hooked on Nature and Kaiser Permanente. GBCAN is an affiliate of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN).
The GBCAN Forum is part of Baltimore Green Week April 19-27.