WWU psychologist to discuss role of nature in children's development


BELLINGHAM - Rachel Severson, a developmental psychologist at Western Washington University, will present a public talk, "Growing Up Green: What Does Time in Nature Do for Your Child?" at 6 p.m. May 30 at Brandywine Kitchen, 1317 Commercial St.

Her free talk is part of Western's Department of Psychology Family Academy outreach lecture series. Severson will present the latest research on the effects of experiences in nature on children's development, including how children's experiences might be changing across generations and the potential implications.

Parents, teachers, community members and children are encouraged to attend the talk and participate in the discussion.

Reach DEAN KAHN at dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2291.

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