Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
The Bay Area Discovery Museum's Creativity Forum 2013 features Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg on how creativity and resiliency are critical for preparing our children to thrive in an unpredictable world.
Friday, February 8, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Individual ticket $150; Reserved table for ten $1,500; Patron table $2,500; Host Committee $5,000 or higher. Tickets are available at http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/forum.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Creativity Forum advances the importance of cultivating creativity in children, and exemplifies how the Bay Area Discovery Museum is a critical resource for preparing children for the challenges of the 21st century. Previous event speakers have included entrepreneurship expert Tina Seelig, author Daniel Pink, Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak, and creativity in education leader Sir Ken Robinson. Funds raised from this event support the Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions and outreach to communities where the need for creative development is most acute.
"Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg is one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever heard and I left with renewed energy for helping my children thrive, " Elizabeth Rieke, CEO & Executive Director, Center for Childhood Creativity
About Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves Philadelphia’s homeless youth as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of fostering children’s internal resilience. His goal is to translate the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches for parents, professionals and communities to use to prepare children to thrive.
He has more than 90 publications, including original research articles, clinical practice articles, four books, and internet-based and video/DVD productions for clinicians, parents and teens. His recent books are Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, published by The American Academy of Pediatrics and Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens. To advocate for parents’ critical role in raising resilient children and teens, he has appeared on CNN, NPR, The Today Show, The CBS morning show and ABC, NBC, and CBS Nightly News programs. He is currently honored to be working with The Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Office of the US Army and The Military Child Education Coalition to prepare military parents, health professionals, counselors and teachers to incorporate stress reduction and resilience building strategies for the nation’s nearly 2 million military-affiliated children.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5-acre Sausalito campus. As the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park, its exhibits are admired and emulated by other children’s museums nationwide. The Museum is recognized as the leading children’s museum dedicated to developing childhood creativity, nurturing future generations of creative thinkers and innovators. With this emphasis on creativity through play, the Museum encourages children ages 6 months to 8 years to develop into curious, creative, adventurous lifelong learners and explorers. The Museum's unique programs feature hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions, performances, special events, cultural festivals and ongoing educational curricula... all with a focus on fun!
The Museum's sister organization, the Center for Childhood Creativity, was established in 2011 to address broader barriers to creative thinking. They will lead the way by helping parents advocate for their own children’s creativity, providing tools and training for teachers and schools, and giving thought leaders a forum for sharing and advancing early childhood research.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a Partner of the Golden Gate National Parks.