ROCHESTER, Minn. — Together with Project Get Outdoors (GO), Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Leaning Center invites parents, grandparents, child care providers, and anyone concerned about the well-being of children to come learn more about connecting kids to nature for their health and to foster future stewards of our natural world.
Everyone is invited to Cascade Meadow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, for a screening of the documentary film “Project WILD THING.” This film follows British filmmaker David Bond, who is worried about his children. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors and so David decides it’s time to do something about it. “Project WILD THING” brings to light the obstacles keeping children from experiencing the outdoors and presents accessible opportunities to reconnect families to the natural world.
Audience participants will have the opportunity to participate in a group dialogue facilitated by representatives of Project GO, Cascade Meadow, and the local medical community. Free resources will be available to help participants connect children to nature.
Cascade Meadow is located at 2900 19th St. NW in Rochester, adjacent to the Rochester Athletic Club and Lourdes High School.