Connecting with nature is important to a child’s development. It increases physical activity, enhances cognitive abilities, supports creativity and problem-solving skills, and can reduce stress. But, aside from sending your kid outdoors to play, how can you help them connect with nature? What are the practical steps on how to raise a wild child?
Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities. — Stuart Brown, MD, Contemporary American Psychiatrist
On Wednesday, June 21st, join Dr. Scott D. Sampson, President and CEO of Science World British Columbia, for an exclusive speaker event on how to create a meaningful connection between children and the natural world. You’ll get practical tools and tips for how to help your kids fall in love with nature by utilizing technology and taking advantage of urban nature, all while instilling a deep sense of place.
All proceeds raised from this event will go to Wonder, an interactive and imaginative place for early learners and their caregivers. This brand new gallery spans 3,300 square feet and is full of play-based learning activities. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers can build, climb, splash, crawl, shine, and experiment in six fun-filled areas. They’ve even included a quiet room for nursing moms and kids who need a little down time as well as a child-friendly washroom with quiet hand dryers and kid-sized amenities. Brilliant!
How to Raise a Wild Child
Wednesday, June 21st, 8:30 am – 10 am, Science Theatre, TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, Cost: $25/person, $20/student
Tickets are limited, get yours online: scienceworld.ca/PlayingGrowing
Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.
Presented by Science World British Columbia