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6th Annual North Carolina Children and Nature Conference
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Join us for the 6th Annual North Carolina Children and Nature (NCCAN!) Conference. We are expecting this years conference to be something wonderful. We are connecting with the NC Environmental Education Centers Conference at the amazing Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gatonia, North Carolina.
Come and have some fun networking with others from across the state and country, learn more about the children and nature movement through a new Open Space Technology conference format, and spend some time outdoors hiking and networking with some new friends.
Registration includes morning refreshments, a full day of speakers and workshops, lunch, and afternoon snack. There will also be the option to attend a joint social event at the Fish Camp with the folks from the EE Centers Conference. Cost would be $15 and can be collected at the time of the event.
With the new Open Space Technology format, we are asking participants of this years conference to provide us with a topic answering the following question:
"What should NCCAN! focus its energy on in 2013 to be the most effective in helping children engage with nature?" Click here to add your topic.
Are you interested in exhibiting or sharing your materials at this years conference? Click here.
874 Remount Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
* Be sure to mention the NCCAN! conference for special rate of $79 + tax. Be sure to act fast as a limited number of rooms may be available. This includes a complimentary hot breakfast.
We look forward to seeing you there.
For more details, including conference agenda and more about Open Space Technology, check out www.ncchildrenandnature.org
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North Carolina Children and Nature Coalition
The North Carolina Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!), is a coalition of stakeholders representing educators, health professionals, corporations, higher education, media, child development professionals, recreation specialists, nonprofits, government agencies, environmental groups, planners, designers and developers, child advocates, media and national partners who have come together to speak as one voice on behalf of children in North Carolina and the importance of reconnecting youth to outdoor activities which connect them to their natural world and impact the education, physical and emotional health of children.
NCCAN!’s vision is that children will have the opportunity to value, discover and experience the natural world around them.
NCCAN!’s mission is to establish a relationship between children and the natural world by bringing together people and organizations to strengthen, broaden, and support efforts that build these connections with the natural world.