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Due to location restraints, space is limited! Register today! Join the Connecticut Land Conservation Council for this exciting hybrid event!
This year’s conference is planned by young conservationists from around the state, and highlights the hopes and goals for the future of land conservation through our efforts today.
Participants will gain perspectives on current views of land conservation and the natural world, how concerns about the environment can impact personal and professional lives, and the ways our work connects the quietest corners to the busiest cities of our state.
Registration Scholarships are Available! If you are a student and are interested in a conference scholarship, contact Cristina Hayden at [email protected].
May 12, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Virtual- Conversations and Reflections: Taking a Look Back to Where We Are Now
To kick off the 38th annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, Gather on the Land: Conversations Among Generations, CLCC is honored to host a unique conversation between emerging land conservation leaders and some of their very special mentors.
Please join them as they reflect back on the stories and experiences that connect them; assess how their relationship guided them to where they are now; and together chart their roles in advancing land conservation in the future.
May 14, 8:30am - 3:00pm at Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted - Leading the Way: Environmental Activists Speak Out
Please join CLCC for a thought-provoking yet celebratory day as we gather at Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted for conversations about land conservation among generations.
Following opening comments by distinguished dignitaries, participants will listen to the insights and perspectives of students and young professionals who are paving the way to create the future they want to see.
During lunch, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper through roundtable discussions led by our panelists and other emerging conservation and environmental leaders. Moderators will cap off the day with guided hikes and other opportunities to connect with the land, and each other.
This special day has been planned by young people from around the state, and highlights their hopes and goals for the future of land conservation and the environment in Connecticut – and the planet – through our efforts today.
May 17, Noon - 1:30pm, Virtual - Creating a Welcoming Experience in Nature for All
Through this facilitated roundtable, community and conservation leaders will share stories and perspectives on how the environmental and outdoors sector can be more welcoming. This includes creating initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion within organizations and engaging more young people of color in land conservation in all communities across the state.
May 18, Noon - 1:30pm, Virtual - Conservation Education: Empowering Students to Help Our Planet
How do we get young people more involved with land trusts? Led by Dennis Liu, Vice President of Education for the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, this esteemed group of environmental educators will share their experiences, insights, and tips to create dynamic experiential programs that inspire and connect students with the natural world and build the next generation of conservation leaders.
May 19, Noon - 1:30pm, Virtual - Climate Solutions: Combining Rural and Urban Conservation Efforts
Seeking climate solutions that will benefit us all offers the unique opportunity to build vital partnerships linking rural and urban initiatives. In this roundtable, a diverse group of participants will share a myriad of perspectives and a continuum of ideas to empower everyone, no matter where they live, to take climate action.
Event Category: General Sustainability Event