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Exploring the importance of creativity, play and imagination across society. Hosted by Steven Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long, Ph.D. Produced by the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, in partnership with the National Creativity Network. ... 'The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.' – Carl Jung

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We'll explore how to nurture children's creative intelligence, ways to incorporate nature into learning experiences and more with Marghanita Hughes. Marghanita is a nature art teacher, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, a naturalist, and founder of the ?Let's Go Outside? Revolution. ?I grew up in a home where art, nature and books were the stuff of everyday life. My parents, both art teachers, allowed me the freedom to roam wild and my young mind was free to wander, explore and discover in the beautiful country-side of Scotland. That sense of awe and wonder has never left me. It's what drives me to explore more, not just in art and nature but in life itself. The more I discover and learn the more I wish to share. I believe if we inspire a love for nature in a child, it will lead to a desire to protect it. My overwhelming goal is to nurture the Body, Mind and Spirit in each child in my classes I teach and indirectly through the teachers in my workshops.? -- Marghanita Hughes
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We'll explore the importance of playing in the kitchen, creating the space for families to cook and eat together, and fostering creativity and communication through cooking and eating together. Rachel Theriot is the CEO and head chef... more

We'll explore the intersection of travel, play, community-building, creativity, the outdoors, education, music and the environment with the co-founder and international program director of Crooked Trails: Travel with a Purpose. Find... more

We'll explore Matt Brown's work at Klutz, the importance of play and movement, and connections between creativity and play.

We'll explore the importance of advocating for play in nature, what resources are available to support outdoor play, and what's missing from creative play.

Explore why creativity matters in cities and communities, what the state of today's economy means for creativity, and where we stand in "The Great Reset."

We'll talk poetry, arts, creativity in odd places, workshops, artistic community and more with poet, writer and teacher Amena Brown. Plus, we'll hear her poem on creativity - "Be The One" - which she read to help close the Creativity World... more

We'll explore InterPlay -- an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body -- as a tool for tapping into personal, organizational and community creativity. Learn how InterPlay teaches the language and ethic of play.

Darell Hammond, CEO and co-founder of KaBOOM!, will explore the importance of play and creativity, not only in children's lives, but for everyone in communities. To date, KaBOOM! has built more than 1,900 playgrounds, serving more... more

Join us as we explore creativity with one of the field's leading researchers, educational psychologist Robert Sternberg. Bob is provost and professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University. He's also served as dean of the... more

Our guest will be Daniel Pink, a popular author on the role and value of creativity in society. Dan will be part of the opening session of the Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma City on November 16, along with Sir Ken Robinson and David Pogue.
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