Brown Bag Series: Nature Deficit Discussions

  • Child & Family Resources 2800 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ, 85716 United States

Research shows that spending time outdoors in nature improves the physical health, school performance and the mental wellbeing of children.  But the elephant in the room is this - given all the competing demands on in our lives, how can we incorporate more time outdoors in nature for kids?  

Join Dr. Richard Wahl & Gaye Lynn Fisher for this important discussion

  • How can we  insert regular doses of nature into our daily and weekly activities?
  • Why should we?
  • How we can ensure that kids from all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to outdoor opportunities? 
  • What are the primary gaps in communication and services in our community?
  • How can youth development agencies,  education organizations (P- 12), and planning professionals respond to this important issue?

We hope to begin this dialogue with you, and others, about how to best approach adding nature time back into the framework of healthy youth development--both from home, at the doctor’s office and in our schools (P - 12). 

We hope you can join us for the first of several discussions as we go BEYOND and explore the science behind, “Why we do what we do!”

More Info: (520) 975-8443 or michellec@beyond-tucson.org

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