Join Dunes Learning Center for a screening of The Land, An Adventure Play Documentary, followed by a panel discussion on the importance of outdoor child-directed play.
Recently spotlighted by the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, The Land features a Welsh adventure playground where child-directed play is welcomed. Staffed by adult supervisors, the playspace is rooted in the belief that kids are empowered and understand their own capabilities when they learn how to manage risk on their own.
Following the short film an expert panel including Melissa Moran, Community Outreach Coordinator at the The Nature Conservancy, Kim Swift, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Education Programs Manager, Walter Lenckos, Superintendent of Porter County Parks and Vera Jones, Principal of Krueger Middle School will share their thoughts and experiences. Tickets are $5. Space is limited and advance purchase is required. Get tickets >