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Religious Educator Comments on MNC

Religious Educator Comments on MNC...

Since Mother Nature’s Child looks at nature’s influence on children’s spiritual awareness as well as physical, mental and emotional development, we are pleased to see that churches are taking notice. See below what Martha Dallas, the Director of Religious Education at Burlington’s First Unitarian Universalist Society, recently shared with the congregation after attending a screening: “In my conversations with other Unitarian Universalists about where and how we experience a sense of transcendence, frequently and commonly we speak of nature....
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“A sense of awakening…”

“A sense of awakening…”...

We noted a comment today on the Children & Nature Network describing the powerful response to a screening of Mother Nature’s Child on Earth Day in the San Francisco area. Many thanks to Mary Roscoe for sharing the audience’s experience of the film. She summarized her comment this way: “It is difficult to convey the range of emotions that surfaced in the discussion after the film. It went beyond an ordinary conversation to a sense of awakening that I am grateful for ― I know there is action that will follow.” We certainly look forward to...
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Author Rebecca Gould Comments on MNC

Author Rebecca Gould Comments on MNC...

Rebecca Gould is an associate professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and the author of At Home in Nature: Modern Homesteading and Spiritual Practice in American Culture. She will be one of several facilitators for our post-film discussion at the May 18th screening at Shelburne Farms. Here is what she has to say about Mother Nature’s Child: “Mother Nature’s Child” shows us what we know in our hearts, but so often forget in our day to day lives: that regular, direct contact with the natural world is absolutely essential to our...
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ORION Review of MNC...

Recently, we posted a brief excerpt from Tom Wessels‘ review of Mother Nature’s Child on ORION Magazine’s online news. Click here to read to full...
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MNC “sets tone for whole day” at conference

MNC “sets tone for whole day”...

Mary Hardcastle of Baltimore’s Parks & People Foundation reports back from their January 15th conference:  “Wow, it was so right to show “Mother Nature’s Child” at our Greater Baltimore Children & Nature Conference at the opening plenary! We screened it even before the Keynote and I believe it set the tone for the whole day!! The 200 participants loved the...

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