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Frontiers in the Environment

How Can We Connect Children to the Natural World?

The University of Minnesota is hosting the Frontiers in the Environment Series. This week’s discussion addresses how to connect children with nature. Most would probably agree that technology has created a lot of conveniences but it’s also created a lot of distraction. Video games, movies and TV shows are accessible literally in the palm of your hand, not to mention just internet surfing in general and the distraction of social networking sites. Many children spend more time glued to a glowing screen than outside interacting with their environment and with nature. ┬áSo how do we break through those distractions? How do they impact our future and change the way children see and interact with the world? Cathy Jordan, Associate Professor and Doctor in Clinical Psychology, will share her insights into these questions.

Wednesday, November 12th
12 noon – 1:00 pm
R-380 Learning and Environmental Sciences
1954 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

If you can’t attend in person, the option is given to view the event online from afar!

http://environment.umn.edu/events/