Somerville Community Growing Center Shows Film: Mother Nature’s Child

Mother Nature’s Child:  Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday March 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave. , Somerville

The film Mother Nature’s Child addresses the increasing need for all children—toddlers through teens—to have unstructured time outdoors.  Mother Nature’s Child asks may important questions, including: Why is it imperative for children to have unstructured time outdoors in nature?  How is play a form of learning?  Why are teachers resistant to taking students outside?  What does it mean to educate the ‘whole’ child?

 After the film, we will have an informal discussion and meet representatives of the Growing Center to learn about their programs and how to get involved, from running your own group to using the garden as an outdoor classroom.

If you are concerned about children’s health (nature deficit disorder, child obesity, attention disorders, depression), holistic education, outdoor play and connecting children with nature, please join us on Wednesday March 14.

For more information, contact Paula Jordan at

For more information on Mother Nature’s Child, please visit
Film sponsored by the Somerville Community Growing Center and the Children in Nature Initiative, an initiative sponsored by the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund.