Speaking Event: No Child Left Inside

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
May 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
415 597 6700


Nicole Ardoin, Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Zenobia Barlow, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Center for Ecoliteracy; Regional Environmental Justice Coordinator, EPA; Founder, Three Circles Center

Erik Hoffner, Outreach Coordinator and Writer, Orion Magazine
Mitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus, Unity College; Director, Presidential Fellows Program, Second Nature

Laurette Rogers, Co-Founder, Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW)

Spring heralds the beginning of the outdoors season but despite the demonstrated positive effects that nature has on kids, many children remain glued to screens or stuck inside prepping for yet another standardized exam. Will it always be "heads in tech"? Or will it also be "feet on the ground"? If children are not given opportunities to connect with the natural world, who will be the stewards of the future? Join a roundtable discussion of experts and educators hosted by Orion Magazine, publisher of the new anthology, Leave No Child Inside, to examine the merits and opportunities inherent in experiential outdoor play and learning for all children and their abilities.

Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)