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Eighth Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium
January 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$20 – $50
The Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium, established in 2012, is designed to address topics that are critical to environmental conservation in our region, as well as nationally and internationally. The keynote speaker is the winner of that year’s Pritzlaff Conservation Award, which is given to a global trailblazer in conservation.
Registration fees include lunch.
Children in Nature: Prescription for a Healthy Planet
Children today are in nature less than ever before, and they are suffering for it – with obesity, depression, attention disorders, and a dampening of creativity. Without that connection to nature, we are also losing the next generation of conservationists. Award-winning author Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature-deficit disorder” to describe this problem and helped launch an international movement to connect children, families, and communities to nature. It will take a toolkit of strategies to fix the problem, and they are as diverse as our communities. Join us for the Eighth Annual John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Symposium as we learn about – and even experience – these proven strategies from experts. Participate in our panel discussion as together, we take it to the next level – to build a generation of healthier, happier, and smarter conservationists.