Project Wild Thing Film Screening

Together with the Camrose Wellness Coalition, the BRWA is thrilled to present: Project Wild Thing!

Join us at the Camrose Public Library, Wednesday April 13th for this film screening.

5:30pm: Gathering and Opening~ How wild is Camrose?
6:00pm: Movie Screening of Project Wild Thing
7:30pm: Question and Answer and sharing additional resources

PROJECT WILD THING is a feature-length documentary film. It is also the beginning of a movement to reconnect kids with nature. Only 1 in 10 children regularly play in wild places. Children’s roaming area has shrunk by 90% in a generation. Today, more children can identify a Dalek than a magpie.  The movement aims to reconnect all children with nature. If we don’t, the results could be disastrous for three big reasons:

1. Health
Children’s mental and physical health are improved in the outdoors, if they are indoors they are simply less active and less exposed to nature.

2. Happiness
Playing outdoors and exploring nature is an essential part of a happy childhood, helping children to build friendships, get to know their community and grow confidence.

3. Environment
If children do not connect with the natural world, they’re unlikely to care enough about the environment to fight to look after it.

 

Project Wild Thing is supported by The WILD NETWORK, a collaborative movement of over 1000 organisations and thousands of individuals committed to getting kids outdoors. The Wild Network’s membership is diverse: From conservation charities and schools, to healthcare providers, local government, children’s charities and individuals (please say at this point that you and your organisation have signed up and encourage others to do the same at projectwildthing.com!)

Location: 
Camrose Public Library
Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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