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Saturday, August 10 • 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Active Play: what role did it have in our evolutionary past and how vital is it for our future?

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There exists a body of evidence that active play was an essential part of our survival as a species. It bonded us together and helped us to be better at social tasks like hunting, rearing young and building shelters.

It will be proposed that although most of us are aware that play is important for children, we are less familiar with the underlying evolutionary mechanisms that make it useful for mind and body in the present.

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Darryl Edwards

Darryl Edwards is a movement coach, TEDx speaker and thought leader in the area of creativity and innovation in fitness and health.

Saturday August 10, 2019 4:10pm - 4:50pm PDT
West Theater