Confessions of a Nature Lover

Confessions of a Nature Lover:
How I Finally Learned to Connect Kids and Nature

What happens when well-meaning nature lovers talk to young kids about big environmental problems?  Come explore the effects of too much bad news and find out why author David Sobel says, “Let us allow children to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”  Through this lively interactive workshop, we’ll dig into “what’s OK to say,” how to instill environmental “good manners”, and explore easy ways to help the kids in your life connect with the wilderness in their own backyard.

On August 19, 2009 at 7:30pm

At the Riverside Township Auditorium

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society presents:

Katie Slivovsky
Exhibit Developer Chicago Children’s Museum

Kids and Nature Poster_Final_smKatie Slivovsky has a degree in wildlife biology and has worked as a nature educator and exhibit developer at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden, Brookfield Zoo, and now the Chicago Children’s Museum.

She has written about age-appropriate conservation messages for Newsweek, Illinois Steward, and Chicago Parent and has presented workshops throughout Chicagoland, the United States and abroad. She lives in Western Springs and gets really excited when her kids find worms in the garden.

Please come and join us for this lecture and interactive discussion.