Connecting Youth with the Outdoors
Welcome & Introduction
Speakers: David Hankerson - Manager,
Charles L. Myers - Regional Forester, USFS Southeastern Region
Derrick Crandall - President, American Recreation Coalition
Outdoor Challenges – “How do we address the issues?” (Panel-style listening session)
Ways to engage future generations and inspire our youth as public land caretakers. Connecting children, parents, teachers, wildlife and nature. Open Discussion
Outdoor Projects – “What are we doing now?” (Panel-style listening session)
Showcase of exemplary programs in and around the Southeast.
Highlight outdoor activities, programs and events. Open Discussion
Interactive Lunch (Provided on-site)
Outdoor Access – “Where do we go from here?” (Panel-style listening session)
Facilitating access to local, state & federal land
Mass transit, special needs, virtual gateways. Open Discussion
Call to Action
Speakers: Audrey Peterman - President, Earthwise Productions, Inc.
Pete Conroy - Director,
Wrap-up - Derrick Crandall, American Recreation Coalition
Setup for exhibits, displays and/or interactive information will be available in an adjoining room, which will be open throughout the session.