Promise of Place Conference...

Film Screening: 2010 New England Environmental Education Alliance/Promise of Place Conference The 2010 NEEEA/POP Conference at Lake Morey in Vermont is shaping up to be an exciting event with presentations by author Bill McKibben, Peter Forbes, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Whole Communities, Dana Hudson, Northeast Farm-to-School Coordinator from Shelburne Farms – and a screening of Mother Nature’s Child. Participants will enjoy a weekend of workshops, field excursions, entertainment, morning and evening activities on the shore of beautiful...

Tiny risks, big risks...

I’m Shannon, and I am an Associate Producer on Mother Nature’s Child. You’ll hear my voice from time to time on the blog. Mother Nature’s Child addresses the question of risk: what kinds of risks are healthy for children, what risks help teenagers mature into healthy adults, and what are the hidden risks of our technological age. When most people think about taking risk in nature, we might think of riding a wave, or scrambling up a rock wall, or doing a solo mountain climb. As to children’s risks in nature, we might think of bumped knees,...