"Mother Nature's Child" Viewings in NH

Published Sep 11, 2013

Logo for the movie "Mother Nature's Child:

Logo for the movie "Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age"

Camilla Rockwell, director and producer of the movie Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age, is a childhood friend whom I have always admired. Another friend, Director of Media and Public Affairs for the Appalachian Mountain Club Rob Burbank, recently posted news of the movie showing in parts of New Hampshire in coming days.

With their permission, I wanted to share a bit of the news Rob wrote here for NewHampshire.com.

Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age is a film that Rob says, "explores the impact of nature and outdoor exploration in childhood development and addresses challenges in getting kids outdoors in what has become a plugged-in, digital-media-focused world. The phenomenon of 'nature-deficit disorder' is also examined. A discussion aimed at finding ways to help children spend more time in the outdoors is set to follow each screening."

You're invited to watch Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age for free, courtesy of The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.

Executive Director of the Arts Association of Northern New Hampshire Frumie Selchen says, "This is a collaborative effort to get people talking about this. We love the idea that film is a mechanism to get the message out."

The director of Appalachian Mountain Club's North Country programs and outreach is Chris Thayer. Weaning kids away from video games and all the electronic gizmos that make folks stay indoors on nice days is a big priority for AMC. Rob quoted him as saying, "We're pleased to join with our colleagues in the North Country to help further the public discussion on what we can all do to help children make a meaningful connection with the outdoors."

The film and discussion series is presented through a partnership of the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and AMC.

Screening Information

  • The Rialto Theatre in Lancaster originally scheduled a viewing for Wednesday, September 18th but that has been moved to a new date: Thursday, September 19, 2013.
  • The Medallion Opera House in Gorham on Wednesday, September 25th
  • The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem on Thursday, October 3rd and
  • The Theatre in the Wood in Intervale on Thursday, October 10th.

Sponsors

  • Peabody & Smith Realty
  • Presby Construction Inc.
  • Presby Environmental Inc.
  • Cranmore Mountain Resort.
  • The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
  • The New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition
  • The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and
  • our friends at the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Contact Information

  • Additional information is available from the Arts Alliance at info@aannh.org or 323-7302.


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