“Healthy Parks, Healthy People” is a research agenda but most importantly it is action – an action that is going on around the world. Healthy Parks, Healthy People is eponymous – it is indeed about integrated approaches to better health of humans and their environmentally protected areas.
Join us in Waterloo Ontario for one of the first Canadian conferences about this important approach. Attendees will include everyone from professionals and students from private, government, NGO, and academic sectors interested in expert advice, participatory discussions, and submitting contributed presentations.
Date and Location
May 6–8, 2015
Federation Hall Conference Centre, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Chief, US National Parks Service
Healthy Parks Healthy People
Pediatrician at Washington DC’s
Unity Health Care, Inc. campus.
Leader of DC Park Rx
Centre for Applied Sciences in Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
University of Waterloo – Centre for Ecosystem Resilience & Adaptation (ERA)
University of Waterloo – Department of Environment & Resource Studies (ERS)
We intend this conference to appeal to a broad audience of professionals and students from private, government, NGO, and academic sectors interested in expert advice, roundtable participation, and contributing presentations to the thorny problem of concurrent management and motivating people to visit parks and protected areas that improve human health and maintain ecological integrity.
Formal Registration Opens March 2 2015. The Registration Fee is a flat fee of $150 for the two formal meeting days May 6 & 7 – or $100 as a one-day rate. Student rates are a flat fee of $75 for a 2-day registration. For Day 1, all meals and nutrition breaks are included. For Day 2, all breaks and meals are included, except dinner. Accommodation information is via the registration link.