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
Claire Hennigan took on extra training to become a Forest School leader and has been at the forefront of renovating a derelict garden into an area which now boasts a cabin, camp fire, flowers, trees and a place to plant seeds.
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.
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.
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