When Learning Comes Naturally

Washington, D.C. Premiere Innovative outdoor-education programs created around the country help children understand and experience the wonders and joys of nature. The film explores the immediate and lasting benefits of introducing young children to “green” experiences. Natural spaces—in the form of gardens, small trails and outdoor “green adventure” areas—allow for the discoveries and choices vital to child development and learning. In addition, outdoor education can cultivate in children a permanent connection with the natural world—a crucial ethic of environmental responsibility. Written and directed by Jonathan Diamond. Produced in association with The Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

Introduced by Eric White, Manager, Multimedia Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Panel discussion with filmmaker Jonathan Diamond, Gilda Allen, Environmental Program Specialist, District Department of the Environment and Rachel Grob, Director, The Child Development Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, follows screening.

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