Last Child in the Woods?

Last Child in the Woods?
It was a great pleasure to attend the Houston Wilderness annual luncheon today and here Richard Louv the bestselling author of “Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” speak. The book is on my nightstand in the stack of “things to read” and I have dipped a toe into it but I know for sure I’ll crack it open again after hearing Mr. Louv speak. It was a great reminder how important it is to create beautiful, safe and compelling places to enjoy nature within our urban environment. Many of us in the room do that type of work every day and we were energized to continue our efforts.

Mr. Louv called what is happening in our global, first-world culture a “pandemic of inactivity” citing statistics that unstructured play time outside for children (and adults) con…
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