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Windows to Nature: Fairy Houses

Event Dates:
July 19, 2024, 10:00 am
July 19, 2024, 12:00 pm

Windows to Nature: Fairy Houses 
Imagination, Art, and Folklore in Alabama State Parks 

“Build them and the fairies will come!” Join Renee S. Raney, Alabama State Parks Chief of Interpretation, and the author of the book Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies: Curing Nature-Deficit Disorder through Folklore, Imagination, and Creative Activities for a workshop filled with fairy stories and “leave in the woods” natural fairy house building. Building fairy houses gives children, ages 7-107, an opportunity to balance their play time away from the world of technology. A daily dose of nature will improve attention, focus and memory. Nature also has a healing power, improving children’s cognitive development. Creative play in nature nurtures language and collaborative skills, awareness, reasoning, and observational skills. Creative nature play helps to instill a sense of place and connectivity through observation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. 

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