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September 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This event invited attendees to discuss technology and hands-on learning’s impact on child development. We explored barriers and opportunities to improve equitable access and identify low-cost, low-burden strategies to thoughtfully incorporate good outdoor and experiential learning practices in formal and informal learning environments. Want to learn more about outdoor learning and free play? Download our Childhood Unplugged Reading and Resource List for additional reading and local resources
For video of the full event panel, click here.
Keynote Remarks: Dr. Yuko Munakata, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, Cognitive Development Center
Moderated, Multidisciplinary Response Panel, featuring:
– Sarah Konradi, Program Director, National Wildlife Federation Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Initiative
– Mary Mackenzie, ICS Senior Fellow, and Child Care Quality Improvement Consultant
– Justin Svingen, Planner, Public Health Madison and Dane County leading the National League of Cities-funded Connecting Children to Nature Network Initiative
The panel will zoom from the individual, educator-level to coordinated systems building, connecting the dots and exploring low-cost strategies to apply across a variety of disciplines. Attendees are encouraged to participate in this discussion!
5:45-7:00: Networking Reception and Exhibitor Expo. The exhibitor expo will connect attendees to the various organizations and government entities working to increase access to outdoor learning experiences. To be held outside in Joy Park, the outdoor play area at the Children’s Museum, the expo is designed to make experiential learning, equity, and early childhood work more visible and tangible to those not directly in the environmental education space.