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Biophilia: Pittsburgh August Meeting: Connecting Young Children with the Natural World
August 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Join Biophilia: Pittsburgh on Thurs., Aug. 2 in discussing the importance of connecting young children with the natural world. Research has shown that our direct and positive experience with nature fosters curiosity and wonder, shapes our holistic well-being and strengthens our community. At The Discovery School at Beechwood, a nature preschool in partnership with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, children build and strengthen that relationship each day through play and exploration of their natural environment. Using photographs and children’s quotations, educators Jessie Handron and Christina Hamilton will share their observations of how simple, unstructured play in nature can build confidence, promote imagination and cultivate love for all living things.
Meetings are free to attend; however, advance registration is required. See event page for details on how to RSVP.
5:30 – 6 p.m. Networking and refreshments
6 – 6:30 p.m. Presentation
6:30 – 7 p.m. Discussion