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Clip: Kellert on Risk...

After a screening of Mother Nature’s Child, one of the main topics of conversation has to do with the risk associated with letting our children out in nature. Parents are more fearful than in past generations and want their children to be protected from all potential mishaps. They often feel their kids are safer inside watching TV than outside running around and exploring. In this clip, Stephen Kellert from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies talks about children developing resilience by engaging nature in all its power and unpredictability. How...
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Louv: Nature Deficit Disorder...

In this clip from our interview with author Richard Louv for Mother Nature’s Child, he speaks about the symptoms and magnitude of “nature deficit disorder“, a term he coined in his book Last Child in the...
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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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“Docs in the Park” Baltimore...

This is the kind of collaboration we need in every community! We are delighted to report that, once again, Baltimore’s Docs in the Park initiative will be holding an all day event at Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Docs in the Park is a community-supported health initiative that aims to reconnect children and families to nature and encourage outdoor activity. The initiative features woodland hikes, nature walks, free healthy food along with children’s activities including pogo stick races, jump rope, kickball, rock...
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Profound Laboratory of Change...

Stephen Kellert of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies was one of several experts featured in Mother Nature’s Child. In this out-take from our footage, he talks about the factors that have contributed to the loss of nature in children’s lives over recent...

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