K-12 Leadership Summit 2023
4th Annual Learning Landscapes K-12 Leadership Summit
February 27–March 2, 2023
Join us for our 4th annual K-12 leadership training and retreat with best practices, resources and practitioners in the field of land trust K-12 & youth programming. Whether you are just getting started or have an established program, this summit will support you with the inspiration, best resources and tools, mentoring, and the time to be successful in establishing and growing your perpetuity program. The week together will be followed by a year-long learning journey where we will support one another’s growth, care, and accountability as a community.
Thanks to a generous funder, the Leadership Summit training, workshops, and related resources are fully covered by the Feather River Land Trust. You will be expected to cover your transportation and room & board. The recommended airport is Reno, Nevada (RNO) with an hour drive to the Nakoma Resort (shuttle available) in the Upper Feather River Watershed.
- Daily: $80 Food + $180 Room = $260
- Total: $280 Food + $720 Room = $1000 (Monday Dinner–Friday Breakfast)
Space is limited, so apply early! Teams are encouraged to register together, but individuals will be considered. Apply by December 9th.
Schedule & Highlights
February 27: Travel & Check-in
February 28 – March 2: Leadership Summit Training
March 3: Checkout & Travel
Summit highlights include perpetuity program design and improvement using the Perpetuity Principle & Atlas, program evaluation, and DEIJ work in a restful and inspiring location and facility. A strong team with more than 60 years of combined experience and many guest presenters will enrich this experience and support your professional growth.
About the team
Rob Wade was a founding board member of the Feather River Land Trust. Since 2004 he has been the creator and coordinator of Learning Landscapes, FRLT’s nationally recognized K-12 program that engages every public school student throughout the region. He has worked in local schools since 1995 focused on place-based learning, environmental literacy, teacher development, and land stewardship.
Rob’s 25 years of Upper Feather River Watershed work is based on a deep personal and professional commitment to the nature and culture of this place. He believes in the spirit of perpetuity and the essential need to support kids to forge a personal connection to this land and their own genius. He has a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley (2000) and a Master Degree and California Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco (2002). Rob has been facilitating the K-12 land trust Community of Practice in collaboration with the Land Trust Alliance and other land trust leaders since 2016.
Hear from previous attendees
As a small land trust just launching a systematic k-12 outreach, this workshop was invaluable to learn from other experts and build a continuous support network to sustain and grow our programs.
—MaryAnn Rozum, Western Wildlife Corridor, Ohio
The K12 Summit provided an invaluable opportunity to learn from other land trusts across the country, while focusing on exploring the possibilities to leverage the resources we have within our own communities—land, partner organizations, schools and more—to map out the expansion of our own programs in the future.
—Charli Williams, Lemhi Regional Land Trust, Idaho
After attending this summit, I was able to find myself, my why, and my purpose. Through impacting my life by providing an opportunity I never could have had otherwise, and convincing me to stick with it, Rob’s hard work in this summit has in turn positively affected the lives of nearly one hundred teens in the court systems and foster care. And I’m just one of so many educators who found this same solace.
—Andrea Foster, Little Forks Conservancy, Michigan
I am increasingly feeling really privileged and honored to have joined this cohort. The take-aways are still revealing themselves; supportive, potent and greatly appreciated.
—Leah Trommer, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Maine
About the Feather River Land Trust
The Feather River Land Trust is a non-profit, member-supported organization that conserves private lands for the public good in the Feather River Watershed. Together with willing landowners, we are working to protect clean water, wildlife habitat, open space, and the human connection to the land.
Why We Do It
We all have a stake in a healthy future. Together, we’re conserving what we love in the Feather River region, now and for future generations.