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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.”


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Prestigious International Scientists and Health Experts Call for Cities Rich in Nature
Richard Louv


How Animals Can Help a Child Grow Up to be a Good Human Being
Richard Louv

THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT: Commentary by Richard Louv & Guest Writers

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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.

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.

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What a Difference a Green Schoolyard Can Make

In Philadelphia, better parks and green schoolyards are improving underserved communities. Often the largest public properties in dense, park-poor neighborhoods, schoolyards present great opportunities to better connect schools to the communities they serve.

Getting Children in Touch with Nature

Sylvette Frasier, a graduate student of the Charter College of Education, is spearheading a program titled, “Connecting Children to Art in Nature.” As the program founder, she goes to schools and informal educational settings, like museums, with art projects that incorporate lessons about nature into the curriculum.

Art Exhibit Aims to Reconnect Man With Nature in Mercer County

Some contemporary philosophers warn that our separation from nature puts our psychological and physical health at risk. “The Absorbed Landscape” is Artist Joy Kreves’ way of combating “nature deficit disorder” by returning the public’s attention to the textures, shapes and color of the world.

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

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