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Virtual Lecture—Learning and Growing Through Nature Play: Past, Present, and Future

A little over 20 years ago, Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Play Zoo opened. At the time, it was a revolutionary concept of connecting children and their families with nature through play and exploration. Why was this approach so vital then and why has the field of nature play become part of a global movement today? Join Dave Becker, senior manager of learning experiences for the Chicago Zoological Society, as he highlights past, present, and future trends of nature play, and also reflects on its importance and the impact it has had with guests at Brookfield Zoo and in Chicagoland communities. The lecture, which begins at 7 p.m. CT, is free, although a $10 donation is appreciated. Online reservations are required and can be made at

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