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Nature Play for Healthier, Happier, Smarter Kids!

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Nature Play for Healthier, Happier, Smarter Kids!

Time: November 13, 2009 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska
Street: 95 Sterling Highway
City/Town: Homer, AK
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/home.…
Phone: 907-226-4659
Event Type: public, presentation
Organized By: Carmen Field
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2009

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Event Description

Children & Nature Network Vice President and renowned speaker Martin LeBlanc will visit Homer, Alaska on November 13, 2009 to share insights on the health issues related to the disconnect of today's youth with nature and outdoor play - also known as 'nature-deficit disorder' - and inspire our community to become actively involved in reversing this trend locally. Mr. LeBlanc's presentation will be of particular interest to parents, caregivers, daycare providers, preschool and K - 12 educators, health care professionals, and other individuals working with children and families. This event is free.

Earlier in the day Martin will also present "Empowering Natural Leaders" to about 500 high school students and teachers in an assembly in the high school's Mariner Theater and talk with local hospital staff and physicians about what they can do to reconnect kids with nature, thus improving their health.

Funding Sponsors: Dr. Bill Bell and Homer Medical Clinic, Birth2Three Infant Learning Program, South Peninsula Hospital, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, The Homer Foundation / Daisy Lee Bitter Marine & Coastal Education Fund, Sue Post, Glenn & Bette Seaman, Ed Berg, Terry Thompson, Jessica Ryan, and Carmen Field.

*Martin will be presenting similar programs in Anchorage and Fairbanks over the two days prior to his Homer visit.

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