THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

San Antonio Children’s Museum Hosts Annual Luncheon 

By Terran Duhon 
Photos Provided by Greg Harrison

An enthusiasm for the outside world is indescribably necessary for a child’s growth and development. Children crave this kind of positive interaction with the natural world, which is why the San Antonio Children’s Museum successfully hosted its second annual Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon.

This year’s recent luncheon paid special tribute to renowned author and journalist Richard Louv. Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, which emphasizes the power that nature has to reconnect children with their environment. Along with Louv as a key speaker at the event, the San Antonio Children’s Museum also unveiled its plans to install a brand new 5.5-acre site near Broadway that focuses on outdoor play and environmental interaction.

The proceeds from the Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon are going directly to the SACM’s dream of giving children innovative and creative places to learn and grow. Like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to host a successful gathering like this. The luncheon’s chairs were Jordan Arriaga and Daniela Serna, while the Executive Director of the museum is Vanessa Lacoss Hurd and the facilty’s architects are Lake Flato.

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