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All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

By on November 10, 2015 in Events


170048_485896433677_3449995_oALL ABOUT OJAI
Co-Hosted with Ventura Wild


Friday January 29, 2016

Matilija Auditorium

Growing Outdoors in the Media Age


Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today. The effects of “nature deficit disorder” are now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders, and depression.

Mother Nature’s Child asks the questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place of risk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning? Why are teachers resistant to taking students outside? How can city kids connect with nature? What does it mean to educate the ‘whole’ child?

The panel discussion after the film will attempt to address these questions and more.  The panelists David White of Once Upon a Watershed and Heather King with Ventura Wild and others to be named later.

This All About Ojai event is co-hosted with Ventura Wild and is free to members, teachers and students and $10 for non-members.   RSVP to Marti Reid at or 805-649-6852 ext 2. Become a member today!  A family membership is just $35 per year. Click here to join »

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