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Physical Literacy Summit at NU


Nipissing University is hosting an important conference for anyone working with children and interested in improving physical literacy.

The Active Body, Active Mind Physical Literacy Summit takes place Wednesday, August 30, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the university. 

"With the increased screen time and inactivity that we are seeing in children today, understanding physical literacy and ways to engage children in building physical literacy is vital to community health,” said Dr. Barbi Law, associate professor in the School of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University. “The goal is to provide educators, recreation providers, and other professionals working with children information and tools to help them learn about physical literacy and incorporate activities that build physical literacy into their programming.”

Sessions focus on topics such as Supporting Mental Health with Physical Literacy; Integrating Physical Literacy Across the Curriculum; Fun, Fitness, and Fundamentals; and Outdoor Environmental Inquiry.  Keynote speakers include Dr. Mark Tremblay and Sarah Gallsworthy. 

For more information, please visit the website, here.

Sessions will be offered in both English and French. Registration is available here. Cost is $30 per person with lunch included.

The Active Body, Active Mind Physical Literacy Summit is organized provided in partnership by YMCA North Bay, Nipissing University, Canadore College, Near North District School Board, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord, Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de I'Ontario, Community Living North Bay, and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.
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