Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium in Portland, Sept. 15

Metro, The Intertwine, and other groups have organized this symposium to go along with other events as part of filmmaker David Bond’s visit to Portland in September. His film, Project Wild Thing, about marketing nature to children in the UK, will be the last of Portland’s movies in the park for this summer (on Sept. 13 at Sewallcrest Park).

Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium
Monday, September 15, 2014 – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest Banquet Center

Kids, play, and the great outdoors, what could be better? These elements come together in a big way at the Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium, sponsored by Metro.

Professionals, parents, educators and members of the public are invited to learn and discuss elements of nature-based play with expert panelists in the morning. Stay for the afternoon to hear from inspirational speakers, including keynote speaker David Bond, founder of the play-based British documentary film, “Project Wild Thing.”

Recesses will take place through the day led by local nonprofit Playworks and an option to tour the new natural play area at the Portland Children’s Musuem will be available during lunch.

Registration by Sept. 1 includes breakfast, brown-bag lunch, refreshments (and recess!) for $15. If you register after Sept. 1, the price is still $15, but breakfast and lunch will not be provided.


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