Pennie Brownlee

Thames, NZ - Education for the Head and the Heart, Accomplished author & early childhood educator

Workshop title: "Coming to our senses"

In this experiential workshop we will explore why the outdoors is SO important to the human child. For tens of thousands of years Homo Sapiens evolved in partnership with the natural world, childhood was completely nature based. It is only in the last 40 years (not even a blink in evolutionary terms) that children have been 'kept in captivity' for most of their waking hours and the results are dire. Join us and explore how easy it is to redress the balance.

Personal Bios: Pennie's mother had a Sacred Mantra which she used regularly on her kids: "Get Outside And Play!" Pennie has joined her mother's brand of spirituality and believes every parent, every teacher and every kid should "Get outside and play". Our future as a species depends upon it.

Pennie Brownlee