Ending Nature Deficit Disorder



Location:        Tuscarora High School

Cost:                   $12 per adult, $8 per student

Contact Info:   Kate Hopkins, khopkins@pecva.org or 540-316-9978

Website:             http://pecva.org/index.php/events/ending-nature-deficit-disorder-leesburg

Description: The Piedmont Environmental Council is excited to bring Richard Louv, best-selling author of ‘Last Child in the Woods’ and ‘The Nature Principle’, to the Piedmont —sparking ideas to help people and nature reconnect.

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About Richard Louv:
Richard Louv introduced the term “nature-deficit disorder” in his best-selling book Last Child in the Woods, as a way to describe the growing gap between children and nature. He wrote, “Our children are the first generation to be raised without meaningful contact with the natural world.” Last Child in The Woods, which has helped to start an international movement since it came out in 2005, explores the increasing divide between children and the natural world. It also presents a growing body of research indicating that this divide threatens people’s health, our creativity, our spiritual life, and our stewardship of the environment.

A few years later, Louv recounts, a woman literally grabbed him by the lapels and said, “Listen to me, adults have nature-deficit disorder, too.” He says, “She was right, of course.” Her assertion became the starting point for Louv’s newest book The Nature Principle, which explores ways that adults can bring more nature into our everyday lives–where we live, work, and play. In both books, Louv offers a positive vision for the future in which people of all ages reap extraordinary benefits by connecting, or reconnecting, with nature.