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School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Make this a family night out. We’ll provide outdoor games and crafts for children ages 4 and up during the film and panel.

4:30-5:00 Arrival, food and beer for sale
5:00-6:00 Film Screening (36 minutes) followed by panel discussion / Outdoor games and crafts for children ages 4 and up
6:00-6:30 Networking and resources

Tickets Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-schools-out-lessons-from-a-forest-kindergarten-tickets-74857993273

No classroom for these kindergarteners. In Switzerland’s Langnau am Albis, a suburb of Zurich, children 4 to 7 years of age go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weatherman says. This eye-opening film looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out. Learn more about the film here: http://www.schoolsoutfilm.com

$10/adult; children are free!

Dr. Rebecca Hicks, Pediatrician, Mosaic Medical
Rae Alberg, Founder and Teacher, Bend Forest School
Mary Dean, Kindergarten Teacher, Elk Meadow Elementary School


The Environmental Center
16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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