Culture

THE NEW WAY TO LOOK AT EDUCATION

Mother Nature's Child: New Documentary Trailer

CJ Westerberg, February 8, 2013 4:35 PM

nature.abstract.jpg


"Children in a space of a generation or two
have had a profound change
in their experiential contact with the natural world.
 
Children today spend on average spend over 44 hours per week
in front of a monitor of one sort or another - tv screen, computer monitor and the like -  and less than 40 minutes outside.
 
Children just don't go out in nature.
"

      - Stephen Kellert, Yale University
      
Mother Nature's Child
8 -Minute Video Trailer Below


About the film: "A new documentary exploring nature's powerful role in children's health and development. Featuring Richard Louv, author of LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS, Stephen Kellert, Brother Yusuf Burgess, David Sobel, Jon Young, Nancy Bell, Amy Beam.

Mother Nature's Child looks at three stages of childhood -- toddlers, middle childhood and adolescence -- and explores the role of nature in kids' cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual development."

Don't miss the 5:50 mark where Misha Golfman of Kroka expeditions in New Hampshire talks about the importance of healthy risk-taking for children, "If you don't take healthy risks, you're going to see unhealthy risks. We're seeing this all over the place.  We've been working with kids for 25 years. Kids THRIVE on taking risks."

Director/Co-Producer Camilla Rockwell began in film with filmmaker Ken Burns, working on nine of his PBS programs and series from The Shakers: Hand to Work, Hearts to God (1983) to Thomas Jefferson (co-producer, 1997). In 1999, she established Fuzzy Slippers Productions to produce films on creativity and the arts, healing and well-being, including segments for the PBS series Body and Soul . . .
Co-Producer Wendy Conquest has worked on over twelve historical documentaries - most notably with Ken Burns.  In the 1990's she teamed up with filmmaker Bob Drake, co-producing ethics documentaries Buying Time: Media Role in Health Care and The Burden of Knowledge as well as Show 1991, for the Telluride Film Festival; Chance, on the teaching of statistics; Mind Talk: The Brain's New Story (PBS); and three NSF funded programs sponsored by Dartmouth College: The Math Life (PBS); Mind in the Machine, and Darwin's Extra Sense about the math of the life sciences.


Enhanced by Zemanta

blog comments powered by Disqus
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
Follow The Daily Riff on Follow TDR on Twitter

find us on facebook

stress2.girl-in-a-jar.jpg

A Response to: Is Your Child a "Warrior" or "Worrier"?

CJ Westerberg, 11.07.2013

Why Some Kids Handle Test Pressure and Others . . . Not.

Read Post | Comments

Riffing good stories

bill-gates.FT.Financial-Times.jpg

Cool Smart Teen: Changing the conversation about building stuff

SMW, 11.04.2013

Not just building an app to play with . . . but a test for cancer

Read Post | Comments
Munch.Scream.jpg

Am I Preparing Students for My Age or Theirs?

CJ Westerberg, 11.03.2013

I can never understand how and why we expect students with far more energy, ideas, natural creativity and far more everything, to be more "contained" in their behavior than adults.

Read Post | Comments
Stanford.design-thinking. innovation.jpg

Video: What is the link between "design-thinking" and creativity?

SMW, 11.03.2013

Creative Confidence: Must-Watch Interview on Charlie Rose

Read Post | Comments
early education.preschool.jpg

How Much Do Early Years Lead to Student Success?

CJ Westerberg, 11.03.2013

"The idea being that wasn't necessarily to create little engineers everywhere, though that would be great for us. The idea was to take advantage of the natural learning process and curiosity that children have at that age . . ." Tamika Lang, Boeing

Read Post | Comments
weekend-reading.jpg

NEW: Weekend Reading

SMW, 11.03.2013

Looking for Intimacy in the Age of Facebook is a higher education course (yes, you heard right). Interestingly, social media may inhibit creativity and innovation

Read Post | Comments
CV.digital.jpg

The New Resume

SMW, 10.31.2013

A picture is worth a thousand words. A video game-like format is worth . . .

Read Post | Comments
red.blue.abstract.jpg

Noam Chomsky: The Purpose of Education

CJ Westerberg, 10.31.2013

"Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own. . . "

Read Post | Comments
twitter2BigBird.jpg

Noam Chomsky: In the news again, this time about Twitter and High Schoolers

SMW, 10.31.2013

Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, "father of linguistics", political commentator.  From bio: "Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today":               ...

Read Post | Comments

More Featured Posts