Adult Speaker Series - How to Raise a Wild Child with Scott Sampson

Date: Jul 10, 2017 19:00:00

July Adult Speaker Series

The Exploration Place Atrium
333 Becott Place, Prince George

Cost: FREE
Seating: First come first serve (max. capacity for this event is 120)
Please note the Galleries will be closed.

Our gift shop will be open and there will be a cash bar with beer and wine.

Speaker: Dr. Scott Sampson (CEO of Science World, paleontologist and author)

American children currently spend about seven hours a day staring at screens, versus seven minutes playing outdoors. Yet recent research indicates that abundant experience in nature is essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to natural settings can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat illness, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in nature can yield long-term benefits in children’s cognitive, emotional, and social development. Tapping into the latest research findings summarized in his book, How to Raise a Wild Child, Scott Sampson, President & CEO of Science World British Columbia, offers timely guidance to parents, educators, and others interested in mentoring strong bonds between children and nature.