Maximizing the benefits of play and outdoor time in your SRTS program

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm EDT

Sometimes children do know best. Most children love spending time outdoors and there’s research that’s established the benefits children get from spending time outside and near nature. But did you know that you can harness the value of play and time spent outdoors to increase support for walking and bicycling to school?

This webinar will feature two speakers who bring the expertise to tell you both WHAT the science says and HOW you can use it to maximize the benefit of your SRTS program. Find out how time spent in parks, on trails, and in natural surroundings can benefit child development, including spillover benefits for observation and safety skills. Learn from a study of families’ use of greenways, including things to think about when planning a route. And hear about possible new partners to help children walk and bike to school in the great outdoors.

Presenters

  • Fran Mainella, Co-Chair of the U.S. Play Coalition, Board Member of the Children and Nature Network, and former Director of the U.S. National Park Service
  • Adina Cox, Ph.D candidate in Design and Research Assistant at the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University

Date: Wednesday, April 17 (Please note that this webinar is on a Wednesday.)
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

video/mp4 iconDownload the Webinar right-click and "save as" (video/mp4, 357.67 MB)