Rob Burbank's Outdoors with the AMC: Bell-ringing in the mountains; getting kids outdoors
ROB BURBANK | August 31. 2013 3:04AM
The King Center coordinated the bell-ringing events, commemorating the anniversary nationwide Wednesday in which organizations and individuals were encouraged to participate.
The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire has slated several free public screenings of "Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age" in North Country towns over the next several weeks.
The film 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.
Additional information is available by contacting the Arts Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-7302.
Rob Burbank is the director of media and public affairs for the Appalachian Mountain Club (outdoors.org) in Pinkham Notch. His column, "Outdoors with the AMC," appears monthly in the New Hampshire Sunday News.