With generous support from the KidZone Museum, Sunshine Tahoe, Cooking Gallery and Cedar House Sport Hotel, the event features guest speaker Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. and the first Tahoe-Truckee showing of “Play Again.” In the film, six screen-addicted teens take their first wilderness adventure.
Attendees will have the chance to think about their most meaningful outdoor experiences and discuss the overarching question posed by the award winning documentary, “What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?”
Guest speaker Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. has spent her professional, academic and parental life exploring the ways that individuals and institutions are changed by and leverage experiences in informal learning environments including their own backyards. Schneider’s work has resulted in numerous grant awards, conference presentations and publications. She taught "A History of Methods and Evaluations of Informal Learning Environments" at Stanford University where she earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education. In addition, Barbara holds a Master's degree in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. She resides in Los Gatos with her husband and two daughters but prefers to be in Truckee whenever they get the chance. “Being the parent of two active children has proven the best teacher of all,” shares Schneider.
I had the opportunity to work with Barbara on a variety of projects including a three-year study of Nature Bridge's programs across three sites and "Measuring Results," a publication of the Pollinatior's Institute.
IF YOU GO • PLAY AGAIN
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15
Where: Cedar House Sport Hotel
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of (if available).
Admission includes presentation, film and movie snacks.
“Play Again” explores the role of outdoor play in fostering a sustainable future. Check out playagainfilm.com