Tomorrow evening, I hope you can join me at a FREE screening of "Where Do The Children Play?", a one-hour PBS documentary that addresses a key issue that has captured national attention in recent years: the decline of unstructured play, especially in nature. Examining the evolution of childhood in America, the film describes how restrictive patterns of sprawl, endless suburban development, a pervasive fear of "stranger danger" and dependencies on electronic technologies have catalyzed a disconnection from the natural world that is affecting children's health and development. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q and A with experts in the fields of education and children's health.
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Independence Grove Visitor Center, Libertyville, IL
To Register, please call Water's Edge Waldorf School at 847-526-1372
For more information about the documentary you can visit www.wfum.org/childrenplay.