Thursday, May 21, 2009

Next "Where Do the Children Play?" Screening

The Children's Museum is gearing up for the next in our series of screenings of the provocative documentary Where Do the Children Play?, to be followed once again by an audience conversation about what we as a community can do to safeguard time and space for children’s play.
The film will be shown
Thursday, June 4
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Audubon's Environmental Education Center
1401 Hope Street (Rte 114)
Bristol, RI 02809

Panelists Janice O’Donnell, executive director of Providence Children’s Museum; Kristen Swanberg, Audubon’s senior director of education; and Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, will kick off the discussion.Our most recent screening was at the Highlander Charter School at the beginning of this month and fostered another lively conversation among the audience of 70 parents, educator and other community members, much like our first event in February.

The audience talked at length about the importance of advocating for free play and outdoor play during the school day and in out-of-school-time activities and shared tips about how to give kids more opportunities to play outdoors – including joining a group like RI Families in Nature. It was energizing and inspiring to be in a room full of people who are passionate about play, who are thinking and talking about the same things as we are at the Museum.

And so we’re ready to do it again! Please join us on June 4 – and join this critical community conversation.

For more information, contact Megan Fischer at (401) 273-5437 ext. 126 or

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