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Natural Awakenings Charlotte

Free Program on Connecting Kids with Nature

Apr 01, 2019 11:54AM

CROWN (Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature), the Charlotte Chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF), will present a free program How To Teach Your Kids About Nature from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 9 at Discovery Place Nature, in Charlotte. Jamie Worth, a Charlotte Middle School fifth-grade science and math teacher plus a mom herself, will offer many practical, school-proven ideas, home projects and guidance for connecting kids to the wonders of nature.

Research shows that kids today spend an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of an electronic screen. Further, there is a noticeable increase in kids being diagnosed with hyperactivity, nearsightedness, depression, inability to focus, poor social skills, diminished use of the senses, and increased physical and mental illnesses, that can all be improved by daily exposure to outdoor play in nature. CROWN, won recognition from Trees Charlotte as their 2019 Proud Partner of the Canopy promoting the importance of trees and natural landscapes; they certified Charlotte in 2015 as a National Wildlife Federation Wildlife-Friendly Community and was awarded that same year by Sustain Charlotte for promoting urban wildlife habitats and conservation, and educating and engaging the citizens of the greater Charlotte region about the benefits of creating wildlife-friendly communities.

CROWN is one of 14 chapters of the NCWF that provides the Great Outdoors University program that takes groups of kids outdoors for various nature-based activities.

 

Location: 1658 Sterling Rd. For more information, visit CrownCharlotte.org. Also visit ChildrenAndNature.org or ncwf.org.

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