Find the ‘Great’ in the Great Outdoors

Posted: March 18, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 18, 2010 at 8:22 am

By Tara Laskowski

Are we healthier when we spend time outside? How do we get people to spend more time in the outdoors and appreciate what they are experiencing?

NoVa Outside, an alliance of environmental educators, is hosting a free event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 22, for educators, parents, students and citizens.

The evening will feature a presentation by Laurie Harmon, Mason program coordinator for the Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Program, as well as brainstorming sessions and networking.

The event will be hosted by Mason’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center and held on Mason’s Arlington Campus in the Original Building, Room 329.

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