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Frogs, Climate Change, Hope and Action!

Tending the ground under our own feet Photo Credit, Lindsay Graham.

As always, A Frog House is planning a fun, inspiring, and hopeful event around a few themes:

“Apart from nature lies ruin. As part of nature, we can thrive.” Jonathan Schull

Nothing about me, without me, is for me” Carter Remy

We are excited that Carter Remy, Youth Environmental Education and Youth Workforce Development Specialist, will be joining us at our event. Hailing from Haiti, he graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Recreation, and Latin American and Caribbean studies from Bridgewater State University, and with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Carter is founder of The Next Generation and You. He has planned 90 minutes of activities and discussion to promote healthy minds and well-being while connecting with the natural environment for relaxation and stress reduction, using simple materials anyone can find at home. Each activity is 5 to 7 minutes long, helping all to connect with the activities that “speak to them.” Listen. Watch. Record. Appreciate. Create.

There is plenty of scientific data both from the point of view of the negative effects of climate change on mental health, and the positive effects immersion in nature and environmental activism have on our psychological well being, some of which you will find referenced in the most recent blog(s) on this site. For background information, please refer to Part I and Part II  of Frogs, Climate Change, Hope and Action to enhance your understanding, but this is not necessary for participation.

But the event itself will be family oriented, “all fun and games.” Please join us to add your expertise and questions about raising all of the children in your lives, including your own child within.

Please register, as the weather is iffy, and I need to be able to let everyone know if we are changing the date, time and venue.  Part of nature is drizzle and cold, so dress accordingly, as Sunday at A Frog House is our preferred site.

Program:

1:00 pm Registration, browsing, introduce yourself to the frogs and our team.

Section I: Personal Sharing, Challenges, how Nature Helps, 5 minutes each.

1:30 pm  Barefoot Permaculture, Friends of the Arboretum, Possible Rochester,

1:45 pm  A Frog House, introductions, Summary of  Frogs, Climate Health, Hope and Action,

2:00 pm The Next Generation and You, Why Nature is Important

2:15  pm  Sharing from our guests

Section II:  “Nature’s Sanctuary: A 45-Minute Mental Wellness Journey”

2:30 pm  Tips and tricks while in nature, Nature Activities 1 – 6

3:15  pm  Closing Circle, Participant Sharing, Brainstorming about choosing activities that resonate with personal interests and preferences.

Section III:  Conclusion

3:30 pm  Final words from anyone, Action going forward,

3:40 pm  Blended Care, Upcoming Event

3:45 pm More refreshments, mingle, play, relax, participate in our pollinator garden scavenger hunt

 

 

*Rain date at the Pittsford Community Center the evening of October 10 at 6:30 pm.

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