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    Check out the schedule of events for the upcoming National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

    2019 Schedule

    Dates & Times

    *The following schedule is subject to change.

    Schedule at a glance | Detailed Schedule

     

      Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
    Wednesday, July 10 Pre-symposium workshop
    Uprooting Racism in the Food System: Food Justice in Garden-Based Education
    (pre-registration required)
    NCYGS Networking Ice Cream Social
    (pre-registration required)
    School Garden Support Organizations Dinner
    (pre-registration required)
       
    Thursday, July 11 Welcome & Opening Remarks
    ~~~

    Pashon Murray
    ~~~
    Session Block A, B


    Lunch 

     

    Afternoon activities:
    School and youth garden tour
    Madison Children's Museum tour
    Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteering
    (advanced sign-up required)
     
    Friday, July 12 Presentation of Growing Good Kids Book Awards
    ~~~

    Session Block C

    Lunch
     

    Session Block D, E
    ~~~
    Tour and reception at Troy Kids' Garden
    (pre-registration required)



     

     
    Saturday, July 13 Session Block F, G Lunch

    Post-symposium tour 
    (pre-registration required)

     

     

    *The following schedule is subject to change*

    Wednesday July 10, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check-in and on-site registration in the Pyle Center for pre-symposium workshop

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pre-symposium workshop 'Uprooting Racism in the Food System: Food Justice in Garden-Based Education' in Pyle Center Room 313 (additional registration required)

    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. NCYGS Networking Ice Cream Social at Allen Centennial Garden (advanced sign-up required)

    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. School Garden Support Organizations Network dinner in Pyle Center's Alumni Lounge (additional registration required)

     

     

    Thursday July 11, 2019

    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration open in the Pyle Center

    7:30 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Breakfast in Lowell Center Dining Room (lower level)  (for those staying on site or commuting)

    8:30 a.m. Welcome and opening announcements in Lowell Center Dining Room (lower level)

    9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Opening keynote presentation: Pashon Murray, Lowell Center Dining Room (lower level)

    10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Session Block A (lecture) in Pyle Center classrooms

    11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Session Block B (workshop) in Pyle Center classrooms

    1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Lunch in Lowell Dining Room (lower level)

    1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent tours to school and youth gardens, Madison Children's Museum, and Lakeshore Nature Preserve

    1:45 p.m. Depart for Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteer activity (advanced sign-up required)

    2:00 p.m. Bus departs for School and Youth Garden tour (advanced sign-up required)

    2:00 p.m. Depart for Madison Children's Museum tour (advanced sign-up required)

    6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own or take part in a dinner roundtable with other attendees (sign up at registration table)

     


    Friday July 12, 2019

    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration open in the Pyle Center

    7:30 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Breakfast in Lowell Center Dining Room (lower level)  (for those staying on site or commuting)

    8:30 a.m. Morning announcements and presentation of the 2019 Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Awards in Lowell Center Dining Room

    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Local engagement activity in Lowell Center Dining Room

    10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Session Block C (lecture) in Pyle Center classrooms

    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch in Lowell Center Dining Room (lower level)

    1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Session Block D (lecture) in Pyle Center classrooms

    2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Session block E (workshop) in Pyle Center classrooms

    4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Board buses and depart for Troy Kids' Garden

    4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Tours and reception at Troy Kids' Garden

    6:45 p.m. Bus returns from Troy Kids' Garden

     

     

    Saturday July 13, 2019

    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in and on-site registration open in the Pyle Center

    7:30 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Breakfast in Lowell Center Dining Room (lower level)  (for those staying on site or commuting)

    8:30 a.m. Morning announcements in Lowell Center Dining Room

    8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Session Block F (lecture) in Pyle Center classrooms

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session Block G (workshop) in Pyle Center classrooms

    11:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch and closing remarks in Lowell Center Dining Room

    1:00 p.m. Bus for post-symposium excursion from Pyle Center (additional registration required)

    1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Post-symposium excursion