Day 4. Presentations/closing

September 13, 2013. Presentations, group discussions and closing ceremony.
Venue: The Music School, The Meatpacking District of Copenhagen, Staldgade 29.

08:30. Coffee/tea

09:00. Welcome by today’s moderators:

Åsa Hellström, Sweden and Mark Veekamp, the Netherlands

9:30. Catharine Ward Thompson, professor and Director of OPENspace Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Title: About Adolescents needs for meaningful places in the Urban Nature

10:10. Elisabeth Millqvist, Co-Director and Artistic Director of Wanås Konst, Sweden
Title: Imagine Art. Art in open air at Wanås

10:40. Break – coffee, tea, refreshments

11.10. Olav B. Lysklett, associate professor, Queen Maud University College, Trondheim, Norway
Title: Out All Week Long

11:40. Group discussions

Based on the relevant themes and issues that we come across during the conference. We spread out into groups of interest. Each group prepares an outcome for the plenary session (a mind map, short presentation, or similar)

12:40. Lunch

You are welcome to continue the discussions during lunch – otherwise just enjoy the meal prepared by The Copenhagen House of Food

13:40. Plenary session

Plenary session led by Åsa Hellström and Mark Veekamp.

Each group gives a short presentation of the outcome of their discussion.

Based on this, we would like to have a general discussion about your opportunities for implementing nature-based initiatives for children in your own organization/home country. Which challenges do you meet? Do you feel inspired and well-prepared after this conference? Is there a particular ‘Nordic way’ of connecting children with nature and if so, can it become more widespread?

14.20. Walk to the City Hall Square

14:45. Closing ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall Square

  • Welcome by Tobias Stax, Ph.D., COO. Department of Children and Education

Here you will get a special souvenir to bring home as well as one of the famous City Hall pancakes.