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September 07, 2012

Sidore Lecture Series: Children in Nature: Rediscovering the Lost Connection

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Nov ’12
27
7:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

The theme for this year’s Sidore Lecture Series is “The War on Nature.”

Marilyn Wyzga, co-founder and convener, NH Children in Nature Coalition

For most of human history, children grew up connected to nature, the land, and the seasons. What happens when that connection is broken? How can the connection be restored? Marilyn Wyzga draws on new research to explore the vital connection between children and nature; the environmental, social, psychological and spiritual implications when that connection is broken; the national conversation ignited by Richard Louv’s groundbreaking book Last Child in the Woods; and possible solutions to “nature deficit disorder.”

Wyzga coordinates the New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition, an organization she co-founded in 2007, and serves on the grassroots leadership team for the national Children & Nature Network. For 20 years she’s guided schools in creating schoolyard habitats and outdoor classrooms. The author of Homes for Wildlife and co-author of Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature’s Lead, Wyzga was honored with the New England Wildflower Society’s Education Award 2009, and recognized as Conservation Communicator of 2011 by the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association.

Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office.


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