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
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.
Green Sleeves, a group of South El Monte High School students and KCETLink Youth Voices community Initiative participants in southern California, has a goal to bring back a school garden in an undeveloped lot on campus. This garden will be used to grow food for the school, and be used to educate and promote healthy eating through urban agriculture.
Early Childhood Ireland interviewed 1,700 families in 2012 and discovered children spend less time outdoors than parents did. Ciara Hinksman, the founder of Earth Force Education, wants to change that. Her organization provides nature connection experiences for children ages 5 and up.
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