Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where Do the Children Play?

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.

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