Read on for the detailed schedule of events for the 2022 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium.

Tuesday, July 12

 

9:00am – 3:00pm Pre-symposium trip to Norfolk Botanic Garden (additional registration required) See field experiences page for more information.

4:30 – 6:30pm Pre-symposium reception and presentation by Meredith Henne Baker at Kent-Valentine House (additional registration required) See speaker page for more information.

Wednesday, July 13

 

7:45am Bus transportation from Delta Hotel on Canal Street to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

7:45 – 9:00am Breakfast available in pre-function area at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Kelly Education Center

8:30 – 9:00am Welcome and announcements in Auditorium

9:00 – 10:15am Keynote presentation Learning from Nature and the Importance of Biomimicry in Educational Spaces by Lily Urmann with Rosanna Ayers of the Biomimicry Institute See speaker page for more information.

10:25 – 11:25am Breakout session A See sessions page for more information.

11:35am – 12:35pm Breakout session B See sessions page for more information.

12:45 – 1:30pm Lunch in Auditorium

1:45 – 3:15pm Breakout session C See sessions page for more information.

3:25 – 4:25pm Breakout session D See sessions page for more information.

4:30 – 6:30pm Open House at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden See field experiences page for more information.

6:30pm Bus transportation back to Delta Hotel downtown

Thursday, July 14

 

7:45am Bus transportation from Delta Hotel on Canal Street to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

7:45 – 9:00am Breakfast available in pre-function area at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Kelly Education Center

8:30 – 8:50am Welcome and announcements in Auditorium including the presentation of the 2022 Growing Good Kids Book Awards

9:00am – 12:00pm Concurrent thematic tours of gardens in the Richmond area See field experiences page for more information.

12:15 – 1:00pm Lunch in Auditorium at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1:10 – 2:40pm Breakout session E See sessions page for more information.

2:50 – 4:00pm Keynote presentation Happier in the Garden: Parks for Mental Health Promotion by Carolyn Schuyler of Wildrock See speaker page for more information.

4:10 – 5:10pm Breakout session F See sessions page for more information.

5:30 Bus transportation back to Delta Hotel downtown for free evening

 

Friday, July 15

 

7:45 am Bus transportation from Delta Hotel on Canal Street to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

7:45 – 9:00am Breakfast available in pre-function area at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Kelly Education Center

8:30 – 8:50am Welcome and announcements in Auditorium

9:00 – 10:30am Breakout session G See sessions page for more information.

10:45am Bus transportation to Maymont 

11:00am – 12:30pm Self-paced exploration at Maymont See field experiences page for more information.

12:30 – 1:15pm Lunch at Maymont’s Robins Nature Center West Terrace

1:15 – 1:30pm Closing remarks

3:00 – 5:00pm Post-symposium experience at Gallery5 in historic Jackson Ward neighborhood See field experiences page for more information.