Today’s children and families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. Children spend more time indoors watching television or using computers than they do being physically active outside. In the past decade, research has demonstrated the important benefits of children connecting to nature. Collectively, this body of research shows that children’s emotional, social, and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature. Join the team from Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds for an informative series that will provide you with strategies for designing, maintaining and planning for young children’s curiosity in naturalized play spaces. You’ll also learn about outdoor programming and documentation techniques for outdoor activities.
Attending all sessions in the series is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. Please note a new date for the first series session. Click here to view full flyer.