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Tue, March 5, 2024

4:00 pm

Austin Convention Center

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Explore Austin’s panel was accepted by competitive application to SXSW EDU!

The Nature Gap: Why ‘Outdoors for All’ Matters

American children spend up to seven hours a day on screens outside of school, affecting their ability to be effective in the classroom and relate to their peers and adults. Access to the outdoors is not equitable across racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic boundaries and levels of physical ability. Experts from Texas Parks & Wildlife, Black Outside, Latino Outdoors, Texas State University School of Social Work and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center discuss this “nature gap” and why “outdoors for all” matters in this SXSW EDU panel.

This session will take place in Room 18CD at the Austin Convention Center as a part of the SXSW EDU conference.