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Reconnecting Children with Nature in Texas

My San Antonio – February 25, 2013
By Michelle Koidin Jaffee

Reconnecting Children with Nature in Texas Journalist Richard Louv coined a phrase to describe a societal change that many felt but few discussed: nature-deficit disorder. In his best-seller “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder” he cautions that kids are spending more time indoors and in front of electronic screens and less time climbing trees, making forts and enjoying unstructured free time in nature. “He was able to really illuminate a problem that no one had put a name to yet,” says Margaret Lamar with the preservation group Houston Wilderness. “People knew there was a disconnect happening. He was able to pull…
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