Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Networking Reception, 4:00 - 4:30 pm | Presentation, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
The Presidio | Observation Post | 211 Lincoln Blvd | San Francisco, CA
WHY 21ST CENTURY CHILDREN NEED NATURE:
DESIGNING NATURAL PLAY AREAS FOR SCHOOLS AND PARKS
Green Schoolyards America and The Presidio Trust invite you to join us for an inspiring afternoon presentation and discussion with our visiting keynote speaker, Prof. David Sobel, who will talk about the importance of nature play for 21st century children. His presentation will blend research and case studies to illustrate the connections between nature play opportunities and physical, social and emotional development of children and youth. Examples will be drawn from the outdoor environments of schools, parks, and the wider community, and will also discuss ways to help children fall in love with nature and be inspired to be stewards of our shared environment. David will also share best practices for designing and managing nature play areas that give children a wide range of active and creative play choices to help them build deeper relationships with one another and the natural world.
David Sobel is Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. He consults and speaks widely on child development and place-based education with schools, environmental organizations and the National Park Service. Over the last 30 years, he has authored seven books and more than 60 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators. His work has helped to shape school and park programs across the USA and around the world.
FREE EVENT | PLEASE RSVP
This event is offered free of charge. Please RSVP using this link: http://bit.ly/SobelTalk
Questions? Contact Sharon Danks at info (at) greenschoolyards.org
This event is co-hosted by The Presidio Trust and Green Schoolyards America. The reception is hosted by Cities Connecting Children & Nature San Francisco.