Film: Growing Outdoors in a Media Age
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Ages: older crowd
BEEC and the Windham Childcare Association have teamed up to present Mother Nature’s Child, a film that explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood, and adolescents. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today. The effects of “nature deficit disorder” are now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders, and depression. The film asks such questions as “Why do children need unstructured time outside?” and “How is play a form of learning?”
Directed and co-produced by Camilla Rockwell, Mother Nature’s Child was an Official Selection at the prestigious Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
The film lasts for about an hour, and will be followed by a discussion led by David Sobel, Senior Faculty at the Antioch New England Graduate School. David’s most recent book, Wild Play — Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors, offers advice on how to sense and guide your child’s passions, as well as how to use nature to help them grow.
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