The Child Nature Connection Parents Workshop

When:
2018-04-21T10:00:00-04:00
2018-04-21T12:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Wilson
437-929-4052

This event is cancelled

Spend Earth Day weekend at Albion Hills Field Centre for an eye-opening presentation on Understanding the Child Nature Connection. Bring the whole family! Kids will enjoy outdoor games and activities led by Albion’s education team, while parents learn how nature can nurture healthy happy kids. Light refreshments will be served. Recommended for children ages 5+

Understanding the Child Nature Connection: how nature can boost a child’s happiness, wellbeing and ability to learn.
Did you know that time in nature can reduce aggression, improve focus and lower anxiety in children? Join us to explore the latest research into how nature can support a child’s wellbeing, creative problem solving, and ability to learn as well as protect against stress, anxiety and depression. Tara Zupancic, MPH will lead a lively and interactive discussion about the physical, mental, social and emotional benefits of nature in a child’s life and explore strategies for strengthening childhood connections to nature.

Bio – Tara Zupancic, MPH

Tara is a public health scientist and writer who has spent almost 20 years researching the relationship between the environment and human health. With a focus on disadvantaged communities and maternal/child wellbeing, Tara has helped lead both national and international forums to set research, education and policy agendas. Her recent work with the David Suzuki Foundation and Toronto Public Health led to the Toronto Board of Health’s recommendation to significantly increase the city’s urban green space, particularly in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Tara co-founded the Centre for Environmental Health Equity based at Queen’s University, where she served as Associate Director until 2013 and lead a national training program on children’s health and the environment. Tara holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. She lives in rural Caledon with her family, and a growing gang of rescue pets.  Learn more about Tara’s work at Habitus Research.