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2 Marstel-Day Wildlife Awareness Campaign Mamie A Parker Former FWS Assistant Director Diverse Conservation Partners Urban Wildlife Refuges Continuous Growth & Progress Connecting All Kids to Nature

3 Family CommunityWorkFriendsSpiritual Personal Journey

4 Why Are We Here? Urban Communities Political Landscape Economics Population & Demographics Shifts Climate Change, Land, Water & Diminishing Resources Energy & Power Recreational Demands

5 Diverse Partnerships 1.We Are Here 5. Commitment in a Changing World 4. Listen With Our Hearts 2. We Really Need You 3. Be Open to Success and Failures

6 Steven Covey’s: The 4 Cancers of Life Essential Lessons

7 Learning from Others Connect Inspire Envision Relentless Learn Achieve

8 Existing Partnerships Regional State Loca l

9 Urban Wildlife Refuges Shared Strategy Understanding Urban Audience Identifying Barriers Listening Trust & Respect Critical Leadership Compass Missouri Farmers Covey

10 2013 Urban Partnerships New Haven, LA, Houston New Haven, LA, Houston Chicago Seattle, Baltimore Chicago Seattle, Baltimore Providence Albuquerque Providence Albuquerque

11 Challenges, Barriers & Strategies Academia and Urban Academy Washington DC

12 Beyond Stuck, Stalled and Scared Baltimore Wilderness  Masonville Cove at Baltimore Harbor  Maryland Port Authority Mitigation  Nationally Designated Urban Partnership  Fish and Wildlife Service, CBFO, Patuxent NWR, Living Classrooms, National Aquarium Resilience Biodiversity Environmental Education (8k students) Environmental Equity Diverse beliefs, ideas, movement, actions and agendas

13 Stretch Do Things That Scares You! Self WorthPassionateServiceConservation Mindset Create Memories Provide Mentors Find Money Dream

14 Connecting All Kids to Nature New Generation to love the land See Pavement Competing with Screen Time How to Win With People

15 Any word that is feared is powerful!

16 CONSERVATIONIST S PARENTS STUDENTS TEACHERS COMMUNITY LEADERS

17 Celebrate Achievement Envisioning the Future Children Nature Network NWRA Community Service Volunteerism Leave No Child Inside Chicago Wilderness, Connecticut

18 School Yard Habitat Program  Helps Teachers and Students Create Wildlife Habitat on School Grounds  Stewardship  Social Development  Technical Assistance, Project Guidance, Teacher Training and Written Resources  English, Math, Science, History, etc.  Working with Education Department on new school construction and renovation

19 Building Diverse Partnerships Connecting Kids to Nature Our communities have more advocates, healthier populations and urban habitat Children are more driven to explore, discover and play while refining motor skills Our Students exercising their innate needs leading to a happier and more fulfilled child

20 Building Diverse Partnership Connecting All Kids to Nature Beyond Stuck, Stalled and Scared Keep going and growing

21 21 Marstel-Day Contributions National Wildlife Refuge Association – Championing the National Wildlife Refuge System through engagement, advocacy and on the ground programs Children and Nature Network – Vision: A world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives. – Mission: Leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.


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