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Call for student essays

July 1, 2010 @ 12:00 am

The director of Mother Nature’s Child — a documentary about nature’s influence on child health and development — is seeking brief essays by Vermont students of all ages.

Camilla Rockwell has interviewed a number of experts for her film, including Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, and has filmed a wide range of children from age two to twenty, but wants to hear more from children themselves about their relationship to nature. Her questions are:

What does the phrase “mother nature’s child” mean to you?
Where do you experience nature?
How is being outdoors different for you from being inside?

Camilla is looking for honest responses, not guided essays about the wonders or benefits of nature.

Teachers are encouraged to offer an opportunity to their students to write up to 500 words on this subject before the end of the school year. Outstanding essays will be selected for inclusion on the Mother Nature’s Child website and at upcoming events and screenings. Essays should be submitted by July 1, 2010 to:

Camilla Rockwell
Fuzzy Slippers Productions
P.O. Box 184
Burlington, VT 05402 – 0184


July 1, 2010
12:00 am
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