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THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT

THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT

Commentary by Richard Louv

Our co-founder and author of “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.”

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Richard Louv is a journalist, author and a leading voice in the New Nature Movement. Louv created the term nature-deficit disorder to describe the negative consequences when children,adults and communities move away from frequent contact with the natural world. Louv is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network.

PISCES FOUNDATION: People and Nature Thriving Together

Pisces Foundation, a California-based philanthropy led by a vision of people and nature thriving together, is a Presenting Sponsor of the Children & Nature Network 2017 International Conference.  Pisces’ collaborations with C&NN include projects such as...

Special Key Note Appearance by Richard Louv


Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health September 23 – 25, 2015 – San Diego, CA

Richard Louv will offer a book signing following his presentation at 12:30, September 24.

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In Chicago and Philadelphia, the Difference a Park Makes

Chicago and Philadelphia are at the forefront of a growing, big-city trend of developing parks and public spaces for social and economic benefits. Aided by a longstanding tax that goes directly to parks, Chicago has been undertaking a major parks and open space program, upgrading neighborhood playgrounds and recreation centers, scooping up acres of disused land for new green areas and repurposing large swaths of formerly industrial waterfront.

New Zealand Kids Demand More Nature Play

Children in Wellington, New Zealand voice their demand for more nature play spaces in a new Play Spaces Policy draft submitted to the Wellington City Council. The group, Wellington Playcentre Association, coordinated the effort as part of their larger effort to create a network of play spaces. The new policy does not focus on playgrounds, but rather emphasizes nature play including more natural sensory play opportunities and use of sustainable, natural materials and native planting where possible.

Watching Nature Documentaries Boosts Happiness, Says Study

A recent study has found that tuning into nature documentaries can have an immediate impact on increasing happiness and reducing overall stress. The study was commissioned by the BBC to mark the launch of its new critically-acclaimed nature series “Planet Earth II.”

Improving Kids’ Health through Play

In an effort to promote healthy habits, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix has implemented a new approach to screen time combining technology with physical activity. If children want screen time, they have to earn it with physical activity. A wearable tracking device worn on the wrist, provided to the Boys and Girls Clubs by Unitedhealthcare, keeps track of exercise or play activity. The more points the kids get, the more video time they get.

Explore Austin's 2nd Annual Ascent Speaker Luncheon

The 2nd Annual Ascent Speaker Luncheon
Thursday, October 1, 2015
11:30am – 1:00pm 
JW Marriott Austin

Featured guest speaker, Juan Martinez, Director of Leadership Development and Natural Leaders Network for the Children & Nature Network, will inspire the audience with stories of his life changing journey from detention, to Ecology Club, to North Face Ambassador.

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