CREATING SPACES THAT CONNECT CHILDREN TO THE NATURAL WORLD
- 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019
- 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Nature play can awaken children’s senses, challenge their bodies, inspire their imaginations and build self-confidence. In order to grow up healthy and happy, children need abundant, unstructured time to play and explore in the natural world, but today’s children rarely have the opportunity to roam free outdoors. Bringing nature to the places where children spend their time is an answer. Well-designed nature play spaces are inviting and endlessly engaging for children AND good for the planet. With rich, inspiring images from around the world, author, Nancy Striniste (Wheelock’81) explains why and how to bring the beauty, adventure, and sustainability of nature play to backyards, schoolyards, churchyards, neighborhood parks, early childhood settings, and more.