Wild About Vancouver presents: Vancouver premiere of Project Wild Thing

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130 West Broadway

Mark your calendar and join us for a fun night of celebration at the Vancouver premiere of the award-winning film Project Wild Thing, a feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at the complex issue of a society increasingly disconnected from the natural world, where children often spend more time indoors and in front of screens than outside in nature.We’ll be joined by Vancouver Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose, for a special reading of a commemorative poem, and Dr. Mariana Brussoni, an expert in outdoor “risky” play, for an engaging presentation about the importance of natural, outdoor play environments for children. Come out and learn about how we can begin to address the increasingly worrying issue of nature deficit disorder, and can start to re-instill a love of the outdoors in our children and our communities.

There will be prizes, a 10% MEC discount card for all attendees, and chances to win cool outdoor gear. And the best part? Free admission!

When: April 18th, 6 pm – 10 pm (film begins at 8:15)
Where: Mountain Equipment Co-Op Rooftop – 130 West Broadway, Vancouver

About Project Wild Thing:

David Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get children outside. Project Wild Thing is the hilarious, real-life story of one man’s determination to get his children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature.

Watch the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JuT43kaoUg

This event is part of the Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival, a week-long festival that highlights the importance of connecting with nature in the city, and celebrates the many urban outdoor education opportunities found in Vancouver. For more free events, check out www.wildaboutvancouver.com