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Palouse Roots presents Mother Nature’s Child
July 9 @ 6:00 pmFree
Mother Nature’s Child July 9 @ 6pm Suggested Donation $5-$10
Please join us for a screening of the Film Mother Nature’s Child which 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? What does it mean to educate the ‘whole’ child?
Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the event which is being hosted by Palouse Roots, a local non-profit offering outdoor educational programs for children. Any additional funds raised will be used towards tuition assistance.