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Cheryl Charles, PhD

  • Speaker Type: Early Years Symposium 2022
  • Country: U.S.A

Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive and educator. Throughout her career, Cheryl has focused on the well-being of children, families, communities and the environment that supports us all. Cheryl is the Co-Founder, President and CEO Emerita of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), She currently is Adjunct Faculty and Executive Director of the Nature-based Leadership Institute at Antioch University New England, an elected local school board member, a member of the Steering Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Education and Communication and Co-Chair of IUCN’s #NatureForAll, She served as founding National Director of the pioneering K-12, interdisciplinary environment education programs, Project Learning Tree and Project WILD. Cheryl is author, editor and designer of a wide variety of publications. She lives in Vermont, USA, a short walk through the woods from her son, daughter-in-law and two nature-loving grandchildren.

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Nature’s Gifts for Children in Uncertain Times
This presentation describes the many benefits to children from direct, meaningful experiences outdoors in nature. Drawing from decades of international leadership in the worldwide movement to reconnect children with nature, and standing on curated reviews of the underlying research, Dr. Charles offers insights and recommendations for connecting people of all ages—and especially children—with nature in their everyday lives. In these uncertain and stressful times, the benefits can be life-changing and even life-saving. Stress is reduced, mental health improves, and overall health and well-being is enhanced. Examples of successful strategies and approaches for making these connections, personally and professionally, will be provided. Applications for health, education, business, community planning, and other sectors will be included as well.
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Presentations: 8  |  Hours / CE Credits: 8  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks