You’re Invited: Help Close the Nature Gap by Supporting Outdoor Mentorship Experiences for Urban Youth
Join Picture Motion and Camping to Connect for an exclusive, virtual pre-release screening of WOOD HOOD, recent winner of Best Short Film at Banff, the world's largest mountain film festival, followed by a panel conversation exploring nature deficiency in urban youth.
Wood Hood, an award-winning short documentary, follows DeVaughn, a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a "quiet place,” on his weekend-long group camping trip with Camping to Connect. As the film weaves between the city and the woods, a space that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to these kids, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that "quiet place." Watch the trailer here.
A concept coined by author and journalist Richard Louv, nature-deficit disorder is the idea that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors than they have in the past, and the belief that this change results in a wide range of behavioral problems.
Following a screening of Wood Hood, we'll host a panel conversation and discuss Louv’s concept, its effect on urban youth today, and how programs like Camping to Connect help break down the barriers between Black, Indigenous, and BIPOC urban youth and inclusive experiences in the outdoors. The conversation will also explore how and why these barriers were created and perpetuated, both historically and in the modern day.
Nature Deficiency In Urban Youth
Tuesday, December 13th
6:30 pm ET/5:30 pm CT/3:30 pm PT
Panelists to be announced soon.