Nature Deficit Disorder - An expert panel
Is nature the prescription for a balanced life?
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Is there is a growing disconnect between people and nature in this increasingly virtual world? Join our expert panel as moderator Mary Agnes Welch guides a conversation on Nature Deficit Disorder and the importance of time in nature to our well-being.
7:00PM on May 4th, 2016 at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café (237 McDermot Ave in The Exchange) Our expert panellists will be Chloe Dragon Smith (Canadian Parks Council), Cam Collyer (Evergreen Foundation) and Ruth Lindsey-Armstrong (Red River College).
- Chloe Dragon Smith is Co-Chair of the Connecting Youth to Nature working group for the Canadian Parks Council. Chloe spoke about the importance of nature in human development and societal health during the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia.
- Cam Collyer is Executive Director of Programs at Evergreen Foundation. He oversees a national suite of programs that connect Canadians with nature, including the award-winning National School Ground Greening Program.
- Ruth Lindsey-Armstrong is an instructor in the Early Childhood Education Workplace Program at Red River College. She is also the chairperson of the Manitoba Nature Summit which provides opportunities for educators to learn about nature, alleviate fears, and pass a renewed sense of wonder on to the children in their lives.This year 's Nature Summit will take place from September 16th to 18th at Camp Manitou.
Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
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