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Go Outside & Play! Restoring the Nature of Childhood The Second Annual Richard L. James Lecture
The average American kid spends 53 hours per week watching a screen of some kind—and almost no time outdoors. What are the physical, emotional and intellectual costs of this childhood retreat from the outdoors? And since frequent unstructured play in nature has been found to be the most common influence on lifelong conservation values, what does this mean for the environment? Kenneth Finch, director of the Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood, addresses these questions with a compelling combination of data, anecdotes—and a healthy dose of Calvin and Hobbs cartoons.
|Where||The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128|
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|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Seniors|
More About The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is an "urban environmental education center." It exists to promote the preservation of the environment and focuses on four distinct areas, "environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, land restoration and environmental art."
The center is composed of a main building that houses interactive exhibits, a gift and book shop, an art gallery and meeting rooms. Also located on the property is an amphitheater and picnic pavilion.
More than three miles of hiking trails wind through the property and are open daily for individuals to explore the surrounding nature. Educational programs are held throughout the year for students, teachers, kids and adults.