The North Cascades Institute and REI present an appearance by Richard Louv, author of the best-selling "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder" on Thursday, May 13.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of seven books about the connections between family, nature and community. His 2005 book, "Last Child in the Woods", translated into nine languages and published in 13 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Hailed as "an absolute must-read" by the Boston Globe and "too tantalizing to ignore" by Audubon magazine, Last Child in the Woods is the inspiring work that proves children need nature as much as nature needs children. Louv is also the chairman and co-founder of the Children \& Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement to connect today's children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder which has become the defining phrase of this important issue. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Prior recipients have included Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson and President Jimmy Carter.
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