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Hosting Free Screenings:

  • In your living room for friends and neighbors:
    • Purchase Mother Nature’s Child DVD with Individual Home Use License

  • In a public venue for your community:
    • Purchase Mother Nature’s Child DVD with Non-Profit Multi-Use License.

  • In a non-profit organization for your staff and volunteers:
    • Purchase Mother Nature’s Child DVD with Non-Profit Multi-Use License.

  • In an educational institution for classroom or staff:
    • Purchase Mother Nature’s Child DVD with Educational Institution Multi-Use License.

Hosting Screening with an Admission Charge:

  • At a conference or venue where you will be charging admission: contact us.

Screening Preparations:

  • Several weeks in advance, reserve a venue and determine if you need a projectionist.
  • If you want to hold a post-film panel or conversation, contact prospective panelists.
  • If you are interested in having the director or co-producer attend, contact us.
  • Download the Mother Nature’s Child Flyer, add your screening info, print out and distribute.
  • Place ads in local papers, or use free social networking like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let us know about the screening and we will post it on our website.
  • Notify potentially interested groups: local schools, pediatricians, outdoor and environmental groups, summer camps, home schooling groups, parent groups,.
  • If you need financial support, seek a sponsor or two. Local schools, summer camps, garden societies or public gardens might be open to co-sponsoring or co-hosting the event.

If you have questions or need more information, contact us.

To find a Mother Nature’s Child Screening in your area.

First, visit our events calendar to find a local screening. If you are interested in hosting a screening, please comment below and supply:

  • The date (or dates) of your screening
  • The Address, City, and State where the screening will occur
  • The maximum number of attendees
  • Any other details you wish your attendees to know!

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  1. Friday, April 8th at 5:30

    The Garland School
    29 South Street
    West Brattleboro, Vermont

    Come to a free screening of Mother Nature’s Child at the Garland school, a nature-based preschool in West Brattleboro. We are located in the West Village Meetinghouse and the film will be shown in the main hall. If you have questions call 802.254.4711

  2. We should not first know a bird from a book-as a word or a picture or an idea of something. We should first know a bird by seeing it fly, hearing it call, wearing its feather, observing its nest and egg shells on the ground, as it is.

  3. Chris Catterton says:

    The Summit School Community Natural Playground Project and Brownell Library in Essex Jct. will be co-sponsoring a free screening of MNC.

    Location: Brownell Library, Lincoln Ave, Essex Junction
    Date/Time: Monday, June 13, 2011, 6:30-8:30pm.

    There will be light refreshments and a discussion following the film. Childcare will be available on site.

    For more information, contact Chris Catterton at 802-879-3352 or or follow the Summit School Community Natural Playground on facebook.

  4. Andrew Singer says:

    I thought the film was excellent and definitely has me wanting to do more outdoors with our 3 boys and let them just explore. I can strongly relate to the power of being active and outdoors in nature and how it brings people together and would like others to experience it as well. It is very sad given increasing childhood obesity rates that so much of society and public school education is based on sitting in lecture and teaching kids to just be good test takers. Time is fairly tight these days, but I’d like to learn and become more involved with organizations that work on issues raised by the film and work to get children and patients outdoors and more active again.

  5. Chris Catterton says:

    I thought the film was beautiful! So much of it resonated with me–being outside on our own for hours at a time until mom called for dinner; creating forts and fantasy communities in the woods at the end of the street. A way of life that we took for granted has radically changed in such a short time. I loved the Kroka segment . . . I think it’s important for people to see that profound experiences in nature can happen at any age; it’s never too late to get your kids and yourself out there. All of the segments featured important mentors. . . I’m reminded of Rachel Carson’s words: “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” More reason for parents to get out there too.

    The film left me feeling exhilarated; just watching the kids explore and challenge themselves. I feel lucky to live in Vermont where I’ve had so much opportunity to share the outdoors with my kids. I also came away with an almost panicky sense of urgency that people wake up to what is being lost. Guess that’s where the inspiration comes in; to keep doing my part to get the word out and help create opportunities for connecting kids with nature. Thank you so much for making this film!

  6. Hosting a screening of the film “Mother Nature’s Child” with Herring Gut Learning on Saturday October 1st with panel discussion at Watts Hall in Thomaston Maine

  7. Will be hosting a screening of the film “Mother Nature’s Child” on Saturday October 1, 2011 at Watts Hall in Thomaston Maine at 7pm. We are hosting this film with Herring Gut Learning Center

  8. What: Chewonki, Juniper Hill School & Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association are pleased to announce a screening of the highly acclaimed film Mother Nature’s Child. The event is co-sponsored by all three organizations and is open to the public.
    When: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Chewonki Center for Environmental Education, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, Maine

  9. Laury Bryant says:

    Hello, I was at a screening at my child’s elementary school, and it got me thinking about perhaps hosting a screening at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island near Seattle. We would love to see if the film’s director could be part of this gathering, since her sister lives in town here. Is this a possibility?

  10. Linda Jensen says:

    We will be screening Mother Nature’s Child on Tuesday, March 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton MA. Free

  11. We will be hosting a screening and discussion of Mother Nature’s Child on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 7 to 9pm. Adults and children over 16 welcome!

    Minnesota Waldorf School
    70 East County Road B
    St. Paul, MN 55117

    Free admission.
    RSVP/questions: or 651-487-6700 ext: 202

  12. Kimberton Waldorf School will host Kroka Expeditions for a screening and discussion group of Mother Nature’s Child on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 7-9pm.

    Kimberton Waldorf School
    410 West Seven Stars Rd.
    Phoenixville, PA 19460

    Please RSVP to (610)933-3635 x.128

  13. Paula Jordan says:

    In conjunction with the Somerville Community Growing Center and Children in Nature Initiative we are sponsoring a free public showing “Mother Nature’s Child’ on,

    March 14, 630-830 at
    Somerville Public Library
    79 Highland Ave
    Somerville Ma

    Informal discussion to follow film with community guests
    any questions, or 781-643-3714

  14. We will be screening the film:

    • Tuesday, April 10 at 7 PM, Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union,125 North Madison St., University of Iowa Campus, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM, Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union,125 North Madison St., University of Iowa Campus, Iowa City, Iowa

  15. Mark Ferrero says:


    Ashwood Waldorf School will be hosting a screening and discussion at the Camden Public Library, in Camden ME, on Tuesday May 29th from 6-8 p.m.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Ashwood Waldorf School
    180 Park St.
    Rockport, ME 04856

    Celebrating 26 Years!

  16. Mary Rawl says:

    Earth Day Screening – Saturday April 21, 2012

    4pm in our Planetariun

    Calusa Nature Center
    3450 Ortiz Ave
    Ft Myers FL 33905

  17. Dana Kemp says:

    Wisteria School of Buffalo- will be hosting a free community screening of “Mother Nature’s Child.”

    Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Wisteria School
    216 Beard Avenue
    Buffalo, New York 14214

    Contact us ( more information or to RSVP.

  18. Jennifer Lancaster says:

    Mariposa School of Global Education is hosting a free screening open to the public.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

    6050 N. Calmfield Ave.
    Agoura Hills, CA 91301

  19. We are co-sponsoring a screening of the film on April 21, 2013 in Lexington, KY. Link to more info:

  20. Pam Gordon says:

    Evergreen Garden Playschool is sponsoring a free screening of the film on April 25, 2013 in Harvard, MA at the Hildreth Elementary School.

    6:30 – 8:30 pm with a panel discussion following the screening
    27 Mass Ave Harvard, MA 01451

  21. Mary Rawl says:

    Screening at:
    Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
    3450 Ortiz Ave
    Ft Myers, FL 33905

    Saturday, April 20, 2013 @4pm


  22. We are hosting a screening at Warner Park Nature Center in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. The screening is FREE and open to the public. For more information call (615) 352-6299.

    Warner Park Nature Center
    7311 Highway 100
    Nashville, TN 37221

  23. Mother Nature’s Child will be shown Thursday, May 30 8pm at Macomber Center, 63 Badger Rd, Framingham MA.

    Prior to the screening, at 7pm there will be an open mic for performers of all ages.

    Macomber Center is set on 100 acres of playing fields and woods. it is a community for self-directed learning, empowering working parents to embrace home education and all homeschooling youth to experience freedom in an enriching environment. It embraces a philosophy of independence, responsibility and respect.

  24. Screening of Mother Nature’s Child
    Date/Time: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2:00 pm
    Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
    Cost: Free admission.
    No registration required.

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