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
First Lady MIchelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Interior selected Cleveland as one of 26 U.S. cities to participate in their Let’s Move Outside youth initiative. The initiative’s goal is to encourage youth to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.
Dr. Steve Schallhorn, leading refractive eye surgeon, chairman of the Optical Express International Medical Advisory Board and an adviser to Nasa, the FBI and Nato, states that any sort of outdoors exercise would be a major boost for a child’s developing vision.
As Detroit’s economy started to decline, local parks took a backseat to maintenance. That is until a dedicated group of community volunteers rolled up their sleeves to invest time and energy to revamp Detroit’s parks. Now the parks are unrecognizable, but in a good way.
Graduate students at Stanford University researched and compared the physiological differences between walking outside in natural settings versus walking in urban areas. The study shows that walking in nature can help us brood and worry less, by decreasing the activity and blood flow to the subgenual prefrontal cortex of our brains.
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