Offers April Outdoor Events for Children and Families

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WHAT
:

PLAY AGAIN documentary

kicks off
‘Let’s G.O.!’ (
G
et
O
utside)
events

A National
month
-
long celebration
in April to encourage

children
to get

outside
.


WHO
:


A collaborative of nonprofits, businesses, agencies in Gallatin Valley


BY
WHEN
:

For Release week of March 2
1, 2011


CONTACT:

Bobbi j Geise. Learning By Nature


406.599.1770

bobbi@learningbynature.org



‘Let’s G.O.!’
Offers

April
Outdoor
Events

for
Children and Families

Today's kids spend far less time outside than their parents did. For
many,
tweets
are not bird calls but 140
-
character sound bites.
Wii
, the
electronic game, has replaced
"wheee!"

--

the squeal of delight.
Something important is being lost. But not for lon
g.

A
collaboration
of
community
-
minded
nonprofits, businesses and agencies throughout Gallatin
Valley
are offering over 20

‘Let’s G.O.!’ (
G
et
O
utside)

events throughout April. Let’s G.O.! is a
National
month
-
long celebration
encouraging

children

and fami
lies to spend more time

out
doors
.
A community calendar of a
ctivities includes

park explorations
, tours of
local school

outdoor
classrooms
and gardens
,
family
outings
, astronomy,
Earth Day celebrations, screen free week
activities,
archeology, frog explorations, trail work
and more.

Let’s G.O.! kick
s

off
April 1
st

with a new ground breaking documentary, PLAY AGAIN.
This
emotionally moving and humorous
film

follows six teenagers who, like the “average
American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens.
PLAY AGAIN

unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure


no electricity, no
cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.




What they do not know, they will not protect.

And what they do not protect, they will lose.


-
Charles Jordan,
PLAY AGAIN



For many people, especially children, screens have

become the de facto medium by which the
greater world is experienced. A
virtual world

of digitally transmitted pictures, voices, and
scenarios has become more real to this

generation than the world of sun, water, air, and living
organisms, including fellow

humans” says Film Director, Tonje Schei.


Through the voices of childre
n and leading experts including journalist Richard Louv,

sociologist Juliet Schor, environmental writer Bill McKibben, educators Diane Levin and

Nancy Carlsson
-
Paige, neuroscientist Gary Small, parks advocate Charles Jordan, and

geneticist David Suzuki,
PL
AY AGAIN
investigates the consequences of a childhood

removed from nature and encourages action for a sustainable future.


PLAY AGAIN is free and open to the public
.

The
documentary will
be shown at
7
p.m. April 1
s
t

at the
Museum of the Rockies Hagar
Auditorium
. The film will be
followed by a brief discussion and o
utdoor
-
related door
prizes
.


PLAY AGAIN

is brought to you by Learning By Nature,
Museum of the Rockies and
REI

-

Bozeman
.
For more information on the film
,

Let’s G.O.!
collaborators
, and a
co
mmunity
calendar of
all Let’s G.O.!

events and outings

throughout April,
look for
‘Let’s G.O. Gallatin Valley’ in
the public
Google Calendars

or

visit
www.LearningByNature.org.


###


PDF WITH MOVIE FLYER CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT
:
http://www.groundproductions.com/playagain/press.php