The Campagna Center Welcomes Acclaimed Local Author
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Campagna Center announced today that Lisa Guernsey—an education, science, and technology writer who has contributed to publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Chronicle of Higher Education—will speak to the Alexandria community at an upcoming seminar. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 1 at The Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington Street. Ms. Guernsey will discuss her book Into the Minds of Babes, which examines how children respond to and are affected by what they see on TV.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my research and findings with the Alexandria community,” said Guernsey. “As the mother of two daughters, I know firsthand that there’s nothing like parenthood to make you look at technology and education a little differently.”
Since 2004, Ms. Guernsey has been digging into the topic of electronic media and young children, visiting developmental psych labs around the country and watching far more children’s TV than her own preschool-age kids. Into the Minds of Babes, to be published in September 2007, uses new findings in psychology and cognitive science to make the case for the importance of considering content, context and children’s individual needs when creating and/or choosing media for the very young.
“We’re pleased to welcome Lisa and to provide a forum for her to share her valuable knowledge,” said Karen Hughes, The Campagna Center’s President and CEO. “The Campagna Center draws together the resources of the Alexandria community to strengthen families. Sharing Lisa’s extensive research helps our community remain abreast of new developments in education and technology.”
Ms. Guernsey’s seminar is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP required. To attend this event, please call (703) 549-0111 x146.
About The Campagna Center
The Campagna Center is proud to be the leading children’s organization in Alexandria, Virginia, caring for more than 1,500 children daily. Since 1945, The Campagna Center has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for community involvement. Today it operates seven high-quality programs that support children in Alexandria by providing services that allow them to arrive at school ready to learn and ensure they are academically successful at each grade level. For more information, visit www.campagnacenter.org.
About Lisa Guernsey
In 2005, Lisa was a Journalism Fellow in Child and Family Policy at the University of Maryland. In 2001, she was a Media Fellow at Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications. Lisa has a masters and bachelors degree in English from the University of Virginia. She resides in Alexandria with her husband — Alexandria City Council Member Rob Krupicka — , their two daughters, two cats and a dog. For more information, visit www.lisaguernsey.com.