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We are delighted to announce the completion of MOTHER NATURE'S CHILD, our film about nature's important role in child health and development. The film focuses on three phases of childhood -- preschool, middle childhood and adolescence. Footage was shot in a variety of settings, urban and rural, and includes some unique scenarios: a group of inner city students learning to fly fish, a sixth grade teacher who incorporates “power spots” and fort-building into his curriculum; a grandfather taking his ten year old grand-daughter on her first deer hunt, a six-month ski/canoe semester with a group of teens new to the wilderness. Besides the moving voices of the children themselves, expert interviews include Richard Louv; tracker Jon Young; outdoor educators Brother Yusuf Burgess, Misha Golfman and Amy Beam; authors Stephen Kellert and David Sobel; Nancy Bell of The Conservation Fund, parents and teachers. DVDs (with study guide insert) will be available by December 15th. See website for further information: http://www.mothernaturesmovie.com/

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Comment by Ariane Mohr-Felsen on December 7, 2010 at 1:37pm
this looks great! I'm so glad to see focus on such an important issue. I'm about to check out the site!
Comment by Jennifer Kable on December 5, 2010 at 5:50am
Congratulations - what a wonderful and exciting achievement. This is definately something I'd love to share with our school / preschool community here in Australia and like Suz I will put the word out on twitter / facebook / my blog for you.
Comment by Suz Lipman on December 2, 2010 at 4:28pm
Hi Camilla! Many congratulations on the film. It looks fabulous. I'm eager to see it. I will be publicizing it on our various social media channels. Keep me posted on any developments. Cheers!

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