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Join us to view the award-winning documentary "Where do the Children Play?"

Published: 
4 years 20 weeks ago

Ithaca Children’s Garden and Cornell Plantations Presents: ‘Where Do the Children Play?’ Documentary Film on Modern Childhood

 
 “The video is superb and should be mandatory viewing and discussing for all educators and parents throughout the United States.”  Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota

The award-winning documentary Where Do the Children Play? examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators, and environmentalists: more and more children are growing up today with little or no opportunity for unstructured play, especially outdoors.

The Ithaca Children’s Garden in partnership with the Cornell Plantations will sponsor a free public screening at Tompkins County Public Library on June 2nd at 6:00 pm. Donations are welcome and will benefit the Ithaca Children’s Garden's education programs and site development.

Film Originator and Outreach Director Elizabeth Goodenough, Co-founders of the Ithaca Children’s Garden Harriet Becker and Monika Roth, Cornell Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis Nancy Wells, Plantations Education Director Sonja Skelly and Where Do the Children Play? outreach coordinator Ashley Miller will be on hand to answer questions along with local exhibitors of nature programs for children.

For more information about event call Ashley Miller at (607) 664-6333.

Produced by Michigan Television, Where Do the Children Play? grew from Dr. Goodenough’s work on Secret Spaces of Childhood (University of Michigan Press 2004). “Children need free time every day to discover their own abilities, desires, and limitations,” says Goodenough. For more information, visit here.