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    Thank you for joining us in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area for education, inspiration, and celebration of our 25th annual National Children and Youth Garden Symposium. Next year's symposium will be held in Ithaca, New York at Cornell University July 11-14th.

    NCYGS 2017

    Overview

    We hope that you enjoyed your NCYGS experience! If you attended NCYGS 2017, you may now access session presentations and handouts with your AHS website login (AHS membership, while welcome, is not necessary to create a login).  We hope to see you next year in Ithaca, New York for NCYGS 2018!

     

    NCYGS 2017 - Education, Inspiration, and Celebration!

    2017 NCYGS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
     

     

      Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
    Wednesday, July 12 Pre-symposium tour of Portland school gardens
    (pre-registration required)
      Evening on your own
    Pre-symposium excursion to The Oregon Garden
    (pre-registration required)
     
    Thursday, July 13 Welcome & Opening Remarks
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    Concurrent Session A

    Concurrent Session B
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    Lunch and presentation of the 2017 Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Awards and Jane L. Taylor Award

    Keynote

    Concurrent Session C Casual networking happy hour
    Gray's Lounge, Hilton
    Friday, July 14 Concurrent Sessions D
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    Horticultural Therapy
    healing gardens tour
    (pre-registration required)
    Concurrent Session E
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    Lunch
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    Networking discussion topics

    Concurrent Session F
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    Afternoon excursion to Wildlife
    Botanical Gardens
    (included with registration)
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    Transportation to and from downtown Portland
    or Washington Park

     

     
    Saturday, July 15 Concurrent Session G, H Lunch and Keynote

    Post-symposium excursion to Our Table Cooperative for tour and 3-course farm-to-table dinner
    (pre-registration required)

     
    Thanks to our NCYGS 2017 local host, the Oregon Department of Education:

    Thank you to our generous NCYGS 2017 sponsors:
    Diamond Sponsor
     

    Bronze Sponsor
     

     

     

    Benefactors
     

    Amy Bolton in honor of Tom Underwood,

    a champion for children and youth gardening