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Screening of ‘Mother Nature’s Child’ followed by Q&A
March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mobile Bay Sierra Club invites you to attend…
What: Screening of ‘Mother Nature’s Child’ followed by Q&A with Brinkley Hutchings of Nature Connect Alabama, a new outdoor education program in our area.
Mother Nature’s Child 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.
Mother Nature’s Child asks the questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place of risk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning? Why are teachers resistant to taking students outside? How can city kids connect with nature? What does it mean to educate the Š—…whole’ child?
When: Tuesday evening, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.
Please don’t miss this powerful documentary and the chance to hear about the new local outdoor program called Nature Connect Alabama!
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 5 Rivers, Tensaw Theater, Please follow the Sierra Club signs.
(The General Public is invited, No Admission)
Location address: 5 Rivers, Alabama’s Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (entrance is across from Meaher State Park on the Mobile Bay Causeway).