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TONIGHT 7PM-Wine and The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv book discussion
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5813 West 61st Street Edina 55436-RSVP juliemcjones@gmail.com.

Join the EcoCivic Leaders, EcoParents, EcoGrandmas, EcoAunties, and EcoMoms for a lively discussion over wine of the provocative book, The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. All are welcome. June 11, 7-10. Email for directions:juiemcjones@gmail.com

An Overview of Last Child in the Woods

In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.

Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—and many are right in our own backyard.

This new edition reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book was originally published. It includes:

  • 100 actions you can take to create change in your community, school, and family.
  • 35 discussion points to inspire people of all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives.
  • A new progress report by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement.
  • New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder has spurred a national dialogue among educators, health professionals, parents, developers and conservationists. This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the future of your children.

Bookcover - Last Child in the Woods


An Evening with Richard Louv-The Last Child in the Woods
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An EcoMom sent me this…The author of The Last Child in the Woods. Richard Louv speaks on the disorder called the Nature Deficit Disorder.

A bit slow at times, but really good! Anti-Ipod, over scheduling, videos in cars, video games and pro access to nature, parks, woods and family promotion of natural encounters. He speaks on “stranger danger” and our current culture of fear which has encouraged families to keep their children inside and out of the woods.