April 15, 2015 - The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased to announce it will be the national presenting partner for an education campaign to get children out and about in their neighbourhood.
International researcher Tim Gill, author of No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society, will be speaking in eight Canadian cities at 12 events to encourage discussion of the benefits of outdoor play. CWF is launching Wild Family Nature Clubs during the public speaking tour to showcase the many opportunities available for children to connect with nature.
Here are the details of the Cross Canada tour:
Monday, May 4, Evening
Talk on risk and play for North Vancouver Recreation Commission
Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Talk on risk for Wild About Vancouver and partners
Wednesday, May 6, am
Keynote and workshop on risk for BC Rec & Parks Association symposium
Friday, May 8, evening
Keynote at University of Lethbridge conference on childhood
Monday, May 11, am/pm
Two events (on risk and child-friendly cities) for City of Calgary
Tuesday, May 12 pm, evening
Two events (on play policy and nature) for City of Calgary
Wednesday, May 13, evening
Talk on risk, play and early learning for Early Childhood Community Development Centre
Thursday, May 14, 6 – 9 pm
Talk on play, risk and the child-friendly city for Play By Nature
Sun May 17, 2:30 – 4 pm
Talk on risk and play for Halifax and Stepping Up Halifax
Tuesday, May 19, 10 am – 3 pm
Practitioner talk and panel on risk and play for Halifax and Stepping Up Halifax
The Canadian Wildlife Federation, as one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations in Canada, offers a variety of innovative programming to inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.
“By nurturing active outdoor connection to nature along with a conservation ethic, we will be providing our children with a natural advantage,” says Wade Luzny, CEO and Executive Vice -resident of the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca to sign up for Wild Family Nature Clubs or any of CWF’s other engagement programs.
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About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
About Tim Gill
Tim Gill is an independent British researcher and author who specializes in childhood connections to nature. Tim’s book No Fear: Growing up in a risk-averse society, was published in 2007. Tim appears regularly on radio and television. He has given talks and run workshops and seminars with audiences in Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan. He has been widely published in the mainstream, academic and trade media.
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