Children on a Seesaw: Balancing Nature and Science in Young Lives

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Children on a Seesaw: Balancing Nature and Science in Young Lives

Time: April 17, 2010 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Harmony Town Square
Street: Harmony Square
City/Town: Harmony, FL
Website or Map: http://www.harmonyinstitute.o…
Phone: 407-957-0207
Event Type: educational, forum
Organized By: Stephanie Carey
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2010

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The Harmony Institute invites you to a free educational forum to explore the science of how greater understanding of and exposure to nature can benefit the education and health of our children. The “Children on a Seesaw: Balancing Nature and Science in Young Lives” Forum will be held at 4 p.m., April 17, in Harmony, Fla., and will feature a diverse panel of national health, science and environmental experts.

Duncan Lester, associate director of Green Chimneys (a pioneer in the field of animal-assisted therapy) and commissioner on the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services, will explore enhancing academic achievement and evaluating effective teaching programs.

Florida Institute of Technology’s Dr. David Cook, head of the Science and Math department at the university, will explore science education that occurs outside of the formal educational system.

Learn how to incorporate science lessons into the classroom to benefit children’s health; basic tips for teaching children environmental stewardship for the betterment of mankind; and, progressive teachings for developing children’s science education in the 21st century.

Be a part of the conversation to encourage students to pursue more science and math education to prepare them for in-demand careers at a visionary place founded to promote human health and well-being through the interaction of people, animals and the environment.

Featuring expert speakers and panelists:

•Nemours Children’s Clinic Orlando Medical Director Dr. Judy Wall

•The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Officer Dr. Arthur Wendel

•Purdue University Center for the Human-Animal Bond Director Dr. Alan Beck

•Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Director Thane Maynard

•Florida State University Solar Research Center Director Dr. Anjaneyulu Krothapalli

•Green Chimney Children’s Services Associate Director Duncan Lester

•Florida Institute of Technology Science and Math Dept. Head Dr. David Cook, and more.

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