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THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT

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.”

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BACK TO SCHOOL, FORWARD TO NATURE

Ten Ways Teachers Can Fortify Their Students With Vitamin N

Richard Louv

RESTORING PEACE

Six Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce the Violence in Our World

Richard Louv

TIME FOR A CAMP REVIVAL

The Return of Nature Camps and the Support for Those That Never Went Away

Richard Louv

THE LIGHT OF NATURAL LEADERS

Young People Move the New Nature Movement

Richard Louv

WELCOME TO THE NATURAL LIBRARY

The Essential Role of Libraries in Creating Nature-Rich Communities

Richard Louv

THE PERMISSION SOCIETY

Do We Need a No-Child-Left-Inside Legal Defense Fund?

Richard Louv

THE HELSINKI ALERT

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

THE MORALITY of DOGS

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

Click here to see all New Nature Movement columns

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.

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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Administration Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass

Starting September 1, 2015, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2015-2016 school year.

Kids, Health and the Broadway Oaks

Kids intrinsically understand how important trees are. Lisa Summers writes that while a lot of research has proven the importance of trees and nature, children do not need that scientific proof. During her art camp, Summers taught children about the importance of trees for our health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, the city has other plans for a row of scarlet oak trees.

Program Encourages Kids to Swap Technology for Play Outdoors

The Nature Play Program in Australia, has started a new initiative to encourage kids to play outside — the play passport. The passport is filled with outdoor activities, ranging from riding bikes to playing in the garden. The Minister for Agriculture, Sport and Recreation and Member for Rockhampton has given his full support for the program, and has even rewarded one childcare centre with a mud kitchen for their participation.

Nature Infused into Playground

Sandy Grade Elementary school has a new playground just in time for school this year. Using logs from fallen trees, the elementary school transformed an asphalt schoolyard into an 80 feet by 100 feet naturescape filled with logs from fallen trees.

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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO PLAY?

C&NN’s friends at Clif Kid are dedicated to reclaiming play. They’re encouraging boys and girls everywhere to get back outside, push their boundaries, and feed their adventures.

Find out more at http://www.clifbar.com/come-out-to-play

 

Come Out to Play!

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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