Articles covering the children and nature movement, and observations and studies verifying the benefits of children and families connecting with nature.
Articles, excerpts, opinions and musings by the author and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network.
THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT
Commentary by Richard Louv & Guest Writers
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.”
THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT: Commentary by Richard Louv & Guest Writers
Early Learning Institute: Cultivating Our Natural Learning Community – June 5-6, 2015 in Knoxville, TN
Friday’s program includes sessions, workshops, and
a keynote address by Richard Louv.
In the News
Kids living in urban settings often have many more barriers to connecting to nature. Canada’s gardening guru, Mark Cullen, shares a list of ten ways we can help all kids discover the wonders of the natural world right in their own neighborhoods and backyards.
A Ph.D. research team from Standard University surveyed 38 healthy people to evaluate how prone they were to think negative thoughts. Afterwards, they sent the participants on a 90-minute walk: half of the group to walk in nature, the other half to walk on a busy street. Learn what they discovered.
Shared Legacy Farms in Elmore, Ohio offers a new opportunity for first and second graders this summer. Farm Science Camp teaches kids about where our food comes from, including learning about the earth’s soil, plants and bugs through hands-on activities.
A preschool in Kumamoto, Japan houses a natural puddle accumulation system to collect rain water during Japan’s rainy season. Japanese architect Hibino Sekkei designed the preschool’s roof to allow rain water to accumulate and then drop into the school’s atrium so kids can interact and play with the water rather than keeping them inside.
Diversity, Equity, and America's Conservation Legacy
As the largest and fastest growing minority group, Latinos will play a critical role in how we address our conservation and outdoor recreation challenges. What drives this passion for Latinos in the 21st century?
Juan Martinez, C&NN Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network, will be speaking about this and other topics on May 12th at Seattle REI