CCCN Webinar Archive
Making the Case: Equitable Access to Nature’s Benefits
ORIGINAL WEBINAR AIR DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018
TIME: 11am – 12pm Central Time
Children from communities of color and low-income neighborhoods face physical as well as social and structural barriers to quality nature spaces and experiences. This inequity is reflected in disparate health, mental health and developmental outcomes. Conversely, nature access can create more racially, socially and economically equitable communities.
In this first iteration of our “Making the Case” webinar series, join members of C&NN’s Research, Cities Connecting Children to Nature, Natural Leaders and Green Schoolyards initiatives. We will explore what the latest research and our work in communities can tell us about overcoming barriers and implementing promising strategies to increase equitable access to nature for children and families.
Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by children of diverse backgrounds — as well as hope, inspiration and concrete ideas for increasing equitable nature access.
Lead Organizer, Natural Leaders Network, C&NN
Director of Research, C&NN; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Extension, University of Minnesota
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, C&NN
Director, Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities, C&NN