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KQED World: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature? One generation from now most people in the US will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature.
New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii. But what are we missing when we are behind screens? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet?
At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, this moving and humorous documentary explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. It follows 6 teenagers who, like the "average American child," spend 5 to 15 hours a day behind screens. It unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure - no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality. Through the voices of children and leading experts including journalist Richard Louv, sociologist Juliet Schor, environmental writer Bill McKibben, educators Diane Levin and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, neuroscientist Gary Small, parks advocate Charles Jordan, and geneticist David Suzuki, this program investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature and encourages action for a sustainable future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
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