American Children currently spend about seven hours a day staring at screens, versus seven minutes playing outdoors. Yet recent research indicates that abundant experience in nature is essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to natural settings can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat illness, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in nature can yield long-term benefits in children's cognitive, emotional, and social development. Tapping into the latest research findings summarized in his book, How to Raise a Wild Child, Sampson offers timely guidance to parents, educators, and others interested in mentoring strong bonds between children and nature. Scott Sampson is a nationally recognized leader in science learning and author of How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature.
This event will be held on Monday, April 3rd from 7:00-8:30pm in the University Student Union, Northridge Center.
This event is FREE, however, you must register here.
American Sign Language interpreters will be provided.
Note to Off-Campus Guests: Parking passes are required and may be purchased for $8 at any campus information booth.