Monday, June 27, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outside in the Media Age

The film, Mother Nature’s Child, explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood, and adolescents. Mother Nature’s Child asks the questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place of risk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning? The June 27  Arnold Arboretum screening in the Hunnewell Building will be followed by an informal discussion. (The film runs 57 minutes.) To learn more about the film, visit  Free, but registration is encouraged at