Wellborn Hub Leadership Conference

Keynote Speaker



Bill Kilburn, Back to Nature Network

Bill Kilburn is the leader of the Back to Nature Network, Ontario’s provincial organization representing the international children and nature movement. Among achievements, Bill co-chaired the creation of the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter with Ontario’s provincial government; co-created an accredited education unit for physicians on the unique health benefits of nature connection with the Ontario College of Family Physicians; co-led the creation of Ready...Set...Wonder! a guide to teaching outdoors for early years educators with Humber College Early Childhood Education; and wrote Into Nature, a how-to K-8 resource for teaching outdoors, in collaboration with key Ontario educators. Bill currently serves as an advisor for a variety of provincial, national, and international initiatives, and was a finalist for the 2016 Canadian Museum of Nature “Nature Inspiration Awards”.

Workshop Presenters

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Michelle Amato, Center for Environmental Education, VINS

Greg Bagnato, Newton School

Shawn Brodeur-Stevens, Charlestown Middle School

Jen Brown, Four Winds Nature Institute

Alicia Carlson, UNH Cooperative Extension

Aaron Cinquemani, Charlestown Middle School and North Charlestown Community School

Steve Dayno, The Lyme School

Dawn Dextraze, Wellborn Institute & Sullivan County Conservation District

Hannah Gelroth, Center for Environmental Education, VINS

Eloise Ginty, Mt. Lebanon School

Kim Goody, Newbury Elementary School

Lauren Griswold, Vital Communities

Donna Hazelton, Indian River School

Sue Jukosky, Indian River School

Chance Lindsley, Newbury Elementary School

Eliza Minucci, ForestKinder

Skip Pendelton, The Lyme School

Didi Pershouse, Soil Carbon Coalition

Kevin Peterson, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Joanne Pye, Four Winds Nature Institute

Beth Roy, Upper Valley Farm to School

Susan Sawyer, Four Winds Nature Institute

Judy Silverberg, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree

Meg Teachout, ForestKinder

Koby VanBeest, Indian River School


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