Leading a Nature-Rich Life Luncheon with author Richard Louv
On November 7, 2018 at the Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for Leading a Nature-Rich Life featuring the best-selling author of Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv. His work has inspired the international movement to cure “nature deficit disorder.”
His writings and the founding of the Children & Nature Network focus on how to get children, families, and adults to have nature be a part of their lives. This luncheon will lead the way in our region for parents, teachers, and health professionals to enthusiastically join in the movement to encourage interaction with nature and the benefits of leading a nature-rich life.
A Q&A session and book signing will follow after Mr. Louv’s presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event and at the Fontenelle Forest gift shop. To purchase tickets please click here.
About the book: Last Child in the Woods
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. The book 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.
Check out this five-minute introduction video with Richard Louv about the concept of Nature Deficit Disorder and the importance of re-introducing children and families to nature.
About the newest book: Vitamin N
Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips and essays not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids, but also for adults without children of their own, for policymakers, religious leaders, teachers and pediatricians; and for those seeking nature-smart schools and even careers.
“The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” — Richard Louv
It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age. Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.