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Nature Nurtures Nature: Connecting Children to Nature in Childcare Centers

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Nature Nurtures Nature: The Relation Between Biophilic Design Elements in Childcare Centers and the Developmental Outcomes of Three Year Old ChildrenConservation Conversations Series

Featured Speaker: Adrian Cerezo, Associate Director, Conservation Education Research, Saint Louis Zoo

Does contact with nature make young children smarter, healthier and more well-adjusted and creative? By integrating concepts and methods from the fields of early child development (ECD) and social ecology, Cerezo will present empirical evidence demonstrating the associations between biophilic design features (the human natural elements of the built environment) of child care centers and early childhood development outcomes. Implications for program design, architectural design and policymaking will be discussed.

Photo credit: Saint Louis Zoo

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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