Journalist Richard Louv coined a phrase to describe a societal change that many felt but few discussed: nature-deficit disorder.
In his best-seller “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder” he cautions that kids are spending more time indoors and in front of electronic screens and less time climbing trees, making forts and enjoying unstructured free time in nature.
“He was able to really illuminate a problem that no one had put a name to yet,” says Margaret Lamar with the preservation group Houston Wilderness. “People knew there was a disconnect happening. He was able to pull together research and stories that showed us that this was a bigger problem.”
Louv visits San Antonio on Wednesday to speak at the San Antonio Children's Museum's a…
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