This is the Fifth Annual International Conference of the National Association of Interpreters.
"Building Connections between Continents and Communities in a Climate of Change"
The U.S. is poised to lead the world on efforts to combat nature deficit disorder (NDD). Nationwide and local grassroots programs in America are producing encouraging results towards the goal of inspiring children, families and youth to connect with nature. In addition to addressing NDD, the discussion focuses on the design and implementation of culturally relevant programming in multi-ethnic urban communities. The panel discusses lessons learned from two leading children and youth programs: The Children and Nature Network based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and WildCare Environmental Education Programs in San Rafael, California