Physiology and Health Science was honored to host Ms. Rae Pica as our 2013 McGovern Lecturer.
Her lecture titled, Children Don't Exist only from the Neck Up, was
given to an audience of around 300 attendees. Students, teachers, and
community members gathered for this occasion in the student center
Ballroom. If you missed Rae's talks on campus, you are in luck as both
the morning and evening lectures are available on mediasite.
Rae Pica is the founder and director of Moving & Learning
(www.raepica.com) and has been a children’s physical activity specialist
since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New
Hampshire, she is the author of 18 books, including the text Experiences
in Movement and Music, and the award-winning Great Games for Young
Children and Jump into Literacy.
Rae is known for her lively and informative workshop and keynote
presentations and has shared her expertise with such groups as the
Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for
Disease Control, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports,
Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, Gymboree, and state health departments
throughout the country. Rae also served on the task force of the
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that
created national guidelines for early childhood physical activity, is a
member of several advisory boards, and contributes to Huffington Post.
In addition, Rae is cofounder of the BAM Radio Network
(www.bamradionetwork.com), the world’s largest online education radio
network, and host of two radio programs on the Educators Channel:
Teacher’s Aid and Body, Mind and Child, for which she interviews experts
in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and