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Nature Connection and Regenerative Leadership

Nature Connection and Regenerative Leade...

We are very excited about this new educational opportunity!  Check it out and share with friends and associates. This summer, UVM, 8 Shields Institute, and Shelburne Farms are partnering to offer a new program/course called Nature Connection and Regenerative Leadership. This program will take participants on an experiential journey; exploring practices, principles, and core routines that foster deep and long-lasting relationships and connections to nature and place.  We will also explore leadership practices for creating change in our own communities, organizations,...
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Clip: In Nature Preschoolers Build Confidence

Clip: In Nature Preschoolers Build Confi...

When we filmed preschoolers navigating the woods in Rock Creek Park for our film, Mother Nature’s Child, we found that what the researchers say is true: rather than bullying, children on an outdoor adventure together tend to support and encourage each other. Building confidence on nature outings? Look at Lucy turn back to survey the challenge she just surmounted (crossing the stream, stepping stone by stepping stone) before she heads up the hill! Children can grow in every way when you take them...
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Richard Louv: Play and Executive Function

Richard Louv: Play and Executive Functio...

In our interview with author Richard Louv for Mother Nature’s Child, he spoke about the important connection between free play and the development of “executive function” in children. Here’s an out-take from our interview. We wish we’d had time in the film to go into more depth about all the ways that play and time outside benefit children’s development and...
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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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MNC INTERVIEW OUT-TAKES

MNC INTERVIEW OUT-TAKES...

Welcome to Mother Nature’s Child. We’d like to remind you that, besides a trailer and information about the film, creative personnel, screening events, viewer comments, resources, and ordering information, the website also offers out-takes from interviews we shot. Scroll down to “Categories” and select “Interviews” to find interesting clips that, due to time constraints or other editing concerns, didn’t make it into the film. We will continue to post these out-takes and hope that you will share your own comments and...

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