Speaker Details

Jaime Zaplatosch

Director, Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities
Children & Nature Network

Jaime is leading the Children & Nature Network's goal to support city-wide, equity-based green schoolyard program development across the U.S., which includes technical assistance to cities starting green schoolyard programs. Jaime has extensive knowledge in the field of green schoolyards with experience in strategy, partnership building, program development, fundraising, and conservation. She is the former vice president of community engagement and education at Openlands in Chicago where she grew the organization’s school-based programs to include a substantial school garden and teacher training program for elementary and high school students. She also launched its green schoolyard program, Space to Grow.