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Clip from Post Film Discussion...

A year ago, the Burlington, VT premiere of Mother Nature’s Child was attended by an audience of more than 200, most of whom stayed for the post-film discussion with a panel moderated by Walter Poleman, lecturer and Associate Director of the Field Naturalist Graduate Program at the University of Vermont. Here one viewer asks about how the Baltimore schools in the film were able to create programs to get their students outside. Director Camilla Rockwell responds briefly and refers the question to Walter to talk about what is happening in Burlington. An additional...
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Clip: Amazing Guys from Holistic Life Foundation…Again!

Clip: Amazing Guys from Holistic Life Fo...

How exciting to see that Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio is taking note of the amazing work that Ali, Atman and Andy are doing in the Baltimore schools! This is a terrific summary of the programs they offer through the Holistic Life Foundation. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see this model spread in schools around the country? We are so PROUD to have included the Holistic guys and their outdoor environmental work with kids in Mother Nature’s Child. Please share this video with others – who knows where the inspiration might...
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Clip: Nature & School

Clip: Nature & School...

At every screening of Mother Nature’s Child, viewers respond that they would like teachers and school administrators to see the film and consider policy changes to include more outdoor learning, for both the superior understanding students gain and for their health and well-being. In this out-take from our footage, Misha Golfman, Director of Kroka Expeditions, is talking to parents whose teens have just completed a six month semester in the wilderness, recommending that children bring the insights and energy from their experience back to their schools when they...
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Clip: Teacher’s Take on Technology in Schools

Clip: Teacher’s Take on Technology...

We featured Rob Hanson’s sixth grade class in Mother Nature’s Child. After our time at their school, we all wished Rob had been our teacher when we were young! Rob makes good use of both technology and time in nature. To learn more about how Rob incorporates the outdoors in his curriculum, click...
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Interview Clip: “Anybody Can Do This!”

Interview Clip: “Anybody Can Do Th...

Why should we think we always have to know the answer to every question our children ask? Producing Mother Nature’s Child, we kept hearing about parents and teachers who avoid taking children out in nature fearing that kids might ask questions them they don’t know how to answer. But experts tell us that when children realize their questions are actually real, their interest level increases and they become motivated to search for the answer! Isn’t this exactly what we want for our kids? And researching the answer becomes a great opportunity to integrate...

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