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Encouraging Play & Recreation During COVID-19

Date: October 21, 2020

Time: 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT

Duration: 1 hour

Speaker: Russ Carson (Research and Health & Wellness Advisor) and Jennie Sumrell (CORE Community Outreach Director)

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About the Webinar

Physical activity is a very important part of children’s daily routine and may even be more important during our current health crisis. The benefits of exercise for children are well documented. They are used to having scheduled active time while in school and as much as possible we should encourage them to make some form of exercise part of their daily schedule, even while physical distancing. Join Russ Carson, Research and Health & Wellness Advisor for PlayCore, to learn strategies for encouraging play and recreation during Covid-19 and keeping kids active while physical distancing.

About the Speakers

Russ is a Research and Health and Wellness Advisor for Playcore. He has over 20 years of experience as a university Professor in kinesiology and public health, applied researcher, and PlayCorescholar and author of Play On! Russ is the Founding Director of the University of Northern Colorado Active Schools Institute, holds degrees in PreK-12 physical education, sport psychology, and health and kinesiology, and since 2008, has authored 19 fundedprojects, 60+ research publications, and 100+ international/national presentations on topics of comprehensive health and wellness in/around school and early childcare settings.

Jennie has worked with children and families of all abilities for nearly ten years. Her formal training and experience in early childhood education, exceptional learning, special education, and assistive technology allows her to have meaningful influence on program and product development. Jennie is responsible for programs and partnerships that help build communities through play and she leads PlayCore’s community outreach providing continuing education to professionals across the country.

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