Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids and their folks outside and reconnecting with nature.
The film takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue -the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature. Following the documentary screening, engage in a discussion with our expert panel of local environmental educators.
Preview the film:
Bringing the Community Together One Film at a Time & As Always, FREE!
At the Ossining Library’s Magnificent Budarz Theatre. Screening Starts at 6:30; Seating Begins 6:15
Following the Film, Join Us for Conversation! We’ve got Terrific Panelists as Participants:
Phyllis Bock, Director of Education at Teatown Lake Reservation
Ms. Bock is responsible for overseeing all of Teatown’s educational programming for adults, families and children at Teatown and offsite, including school programs, summer camp, weekend programs and multi-week series. She has worked at Teatown since October 1991, when she began as a volunteer Nature Guide. Ms. Bock possesses a BA Biology with a concentration in field studies from Queens College, CUNY. She is a member of the Yorktown Conservation Board and the Advisory Committee on Open Space. Ms. Bock’s love of nature started in an abandoned lot in Flushing, NY – proving that nature is where you find it!!
Katie Ginsberg, Founder & Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation
Katie represents CELF to outside organizations and on committees, and at the local, state, national and international levels. She builds and maintains relationships with schools districts, outside experts and colleges in support of CELF’s mission and programs. Katie oversees and manages organizational development and assures that program objectives are met.
Katie is a Founding Member of the Westchester Green Schools Coalition and serves on the Westchester County Climate Change Advisory Panel. She served as Chair of the County Executive’s Westchester Global Warming Task Force for the education sector, which developed a blueprint to integrate sustainability across the campuses, curriculum and communities of Westchester, NY schools. Ms. Ginsberg also serves on the Board of the Women’s Climate Initiative and on the Advisory Board for Teatown Lake Reservation.
Prior to founding CELF, Katie was a founding partner and director of marketing for an accessories company. She previously worked in Account Management at BBDO Worldwide Advertising. Katie has a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University.
Barbara Sarbin, Director of Educational Programs, Something Good in the World
Barbara Sarbin is the Director of Educational Programs for Something Good in the World (SGITW), a grassroots environmental organization that teaches people how to live sustainably by connecting them with the natural environment. A graduate of the United Nations International School and of Brown University, Barbara developed SGITW’s renowned Earth School programs at farms and nature centers throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. Earth School workshops focus on outdoor education, environmental studies, sustainable living practices, and alternative energy projects. While many of SGITW’s programs are open to the public, they specialize in providing hands-on, nature-based learning experiences to underserved and high needs school districts, youth-at-risk, special needs students, and homeschoolers.
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