Summit 2019


Our Summit builds access to nature for our children making them happier, healthier and smarter. Highlights will include Keynotes, Networking, Resource Displays and morning workshops.


8th Annual

Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summit 2019

Saturday, March 30th 2019

Brukner Nature Center

Our MVLNCI 8th Annual Summit is organized through four workshop divisions followed by “The Land, Trails and Amazing Displays of Brukner Nature Center” as our main Keynote presented Free of Charge.
MVLNCI 8th Annual Summit Opens @ 8am for Registration, booths, networking. Summit Welcome at 8:30am. at which time all workshops begin.  Workshops will include some joint presentations along with individual breakouts and sessions end together at 1:30 when certificates of training will be issued.   Joint workshop presentation will include: Award presentations for OUTstanding Teacher Award & Connect to Nature Sites Awards.  Summit and special booths close @ 1:30pm but Brukner Nature Center remains open until 5pm.  Participants are welcome to bring a snack to share during breaks and display time till 1:30pm and a personal lunch.

Four Workshop Choices include:

Learn the steps to establishing a successful green schoolyard presented by Five Rivers MetroParks and learn about incorporating curriculum in the garden. This training is designed for school teachers and administrators who will receive a certificate of participation. Please bring a basic sketch of your school grounds to the workshop.

Ohio Approved Credit: Explore nature with young children ages 3-7 with easy to use activities. From the award-winning nationally recognized Growing Up WILD curriculum. Each participant receives guidebook provided by ODNR.

Walk with this group as you learn how to involve children along the journey. Wild animal encounters and tips for parents and hike leaders on creating a successful outing will be featured as well as a review of how to become involved with Hike It Baby; A notional family initiative getting families outside together.

Ohio Approved Credit: Discover where you lie on the nature involvement continuum as you work with your young students. Discuss the benefits of including nature in their days and plan to achieve it.

Registration is required and will be used to secure you participation in the tailored workshop of your choice (limited by capacity and registration order).    Miami County Park District is hosting the registration for this year’s summit.


Steps to Register:

  • Above link will take to our MCPD partner website and the programs listing
  • Filter on left side for Leave No Child Inside – this will only show the 4 workshop offerings.
  • They can click to register from there
  • You can create their user account prior to summit registration by visiting

Please download and share our HOLD the DATE Flyer



2019 Summit Sponsored by

Brukner Nature Center

and Miami County Park District


Thank you for attending our 7th Annual Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summit!

Saturday March 10th, 2018

Dayton Metro Library Main Branch

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Dayton Children’s

Five Rivers MetroParks

Thanks to our Partners who brought displays and assisted with Summit logistics!

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

Brukner Nature Center

Centerville-Washington Park District

Darke County Park District

Dayton Children’s

Five Rivers MetroParks

Learning Tree Farm

Miami County Park District

Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District



 More information on the OUTstanding Teacher Award

Past Recipients of the OUTstanding Teacher Award

Contact us at

Miami Valley Home

Miami Valley Home


Meet the Team

Meet the Team!



Connect to Nature Award Nomination


Events and Initiatives

Events and Initiatives