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Conservation Celebration: connecting kids with nature

Desert Botanical Garden will host the 2nd Annual Conservation Celebration, luncheon to benefit the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) initiative.

This year’s focus is Connecting Kids with Nature. Special guest speaker is Juan Martinez (right), a National Geographic Explorer and the the Children & Nature Network’s Director of the Natural Leaders initiative, a network of diverse young leaders working to increase equitable access to nature in their communities.

Juan was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles where he directed the Sierra Club’s first environmental justice youth leadership academy. As an ambassador for The North Face, National Geographic Explorer and TED speaker, Juan travels across the nation empowering young people to explore and advocate for nature conservation.

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