So go outside and play!
Why outdoor play and ActiveKidsClub.com
Founder of Activekidsclub.com
Kari was classically trained in the culinary arts with a decade of experience running restaurants, catering businesses and cooking at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. She also became a librarian with a degree from Oslo University College, Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science. Little did she know that cooking for presidents and kings would combine with a Norwegian academic degree as a researcher to become a leader in reconnecting children to nature.
Kari is a love refuge from Norway. She moved to Canada to join her filmmaker husband and raise their children in Toronto. Being that Kari is Norwegian, her husband is from Florida and they live in Canada she likes to call three places her home. Norway, Florida and Canada. Kari has a unique cultural perspective that energizes her as a parenting/lifestyle expert. She not only speaks English but also Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. These countries are all leading the world in outdoor learning and outdoor family life where much of Kari’s outdoor play content finds its inspiration.
Kari is an important voice for outdoor play and change in Canada and the US. She and ActiveKidsclub.com have been featured for her work on getting kids and adults outside in many publications. The list includes the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Wildlife Federation, Norwegian Public Radio, Backpacker Magazine, Kaboom, and as an early collaborator with Children and Nature Network. Most recently ActiveKidsClub.com was mentioned in Richard Louv’s latest book “The Nature Principle”.
Offers creative interactive workshops
After the expansion of her website, social media and community building, Kari Svenneby now offers creative and interactive workshops and speaking engagements for parents and educators on how to connect children with nature through play, outdoor living and cooking.
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Russell is a two time Gemini nominated Director of Photography in the film and television industry. He feels lucky to make his living doing what he loves in life. Being a cinematographer demands skills both creative and physical. His office ranges from steamy tropics to icy winter conditions where he has learned the importance of having the proper gear.
Raised on a horse farm in Minnesota, he thanks his childhood for introducing the outdoors to him at an early age. His experiences as a child fueled his imagination and his exposure to the outdoors supplied his passion and physical skills he uses everyday in his work.
“I have thought about how important it was for me to fall a lot as a child. I was thrown off horses, I fell out of trees and I have had "yard sale" wipe-outs downhill skiing," said Russell, "It has given me the agility and confidence (both mental and physical) that help me get the images that my clients demand. It may sound silly to say, but I want my daughter to fall as much as I did when I was growing up.