Richard Louv

Recipient of the Audubon Medal

Author of the International Bestseller Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder


For Seminars and Speaking Engagements by Richard Louv: 

Richard Louv is available to present seminars and speeches on:

— Nature-Deficit Disorder® - the psychological, physical, spiritual and societal cost of the human disconnection from the natural world

— and other topics that promote children's and adults’ exposure and connection to nature, including nature-based education environments, the role of nature in cities, application of nature in the field of health as prevention and therapy, strengthening the bond between humans and other animals, the need for environmental protection and preservation for all people’s access to nature, and the human right to positive connection to the natural world. 

Please contact: Jacqueline Green, Public Relations
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 429-8157


Here you will find upcoming and past events.

Upcoming Events:

Maine Conservation Voters, annual Evening for the Environment, Portland, ME

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Book signing, Maine Audubon, Portland ME

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Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

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50th anniversary, EEAI conference at McCormick's Creek State Park Nr Indianapolis, IN

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“Pirate Read,” East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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Book signing, Hill and Hamlets, Serenbe, GA

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Robert W. Crawford Award, National Recreation Foundation, Cincinnati OH

Our Wild Calling, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver CO

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Our Wild Calling, Powell's Books, Portland OR

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Westside Montessori Toronto speaker series, Toronto, Ontario

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Ted Turner’s Captain Planet Exemplar award, Atlanta, GA

Our Wild Calling, Seattle Town Hall//Elliot Bay Books, Seattle WA

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Village Books/Whatcom Middle School (In partnership with North Cascades Institute), Bellingham WA

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Pritzlaff Conservation Award, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA

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McHenry County Conservation Congress, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

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Montessori Refresher Course, Association Montessori International, Bellevue, WA

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Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society Seven Springs, PA

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Past Events:

2019 Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference, Tucson, AZ

TAHPERD Conference, Galveston. TX

USC Integrative Medicine Conference USC, Los Angeles CA

Fontenelle Forest luncheon Bellevue, NE

University of Washington Health & Nature Symposium, Doug Walker Lecture, Seattle, WA

York County Department of Parks and Recreation, 50th Anniversary, Pennsylvania

North Branch Land Trust, Pennsylvania

Skype: Early Childhood Health Outdoors conference, Colorado

Midwest Council of Forest and Outdoor Education community forum, St Louis, MO

Forest Schools Congress of the Midwest/Raintree School, St Louis, MO

Play Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pediatric Partners & Rady Children’s Transforming Clinical Practices Temecula, CA

Healthy Urbanism and Neuroscience conference New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego CA

The Nat Speaker Series, San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego CA

New School of Architecture & Design, Commencement Exercises, San Diego, CA

MODA Forum, Portland, OR

Children & Nature Network Action Summit, Oakland, CA

Urban Roots, Reno NV

Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Ohio

Pacific Forest Trust, Forest Fete, San Francisco CA

“Families in the Forest” Olympic Logging Conference, Victoria, BC

University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI

Fox Cities Earth Day, Appleton, WI

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton, WI

Skype presentation, South Carolina Aquarium

San Bernardino County Museum 2018 Dome Talks series, Redlands, CA

Nature Talks, Philadelphia, PA

Village Garden Club of La Jolla

Commonwealth Club, San Jose CA

George Washington College, Aurora University, Williams Bay, WI

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ

Plug into Nature, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA

Movement Makers National Active Living Summit, Richmond, VA

Children and Nature Network International conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA

Los Angeles City/County Conference on Gifted Education, Skirball Center, LA

WeCare Spring Speaker Series, SD Jewish Academy, San Diego, CA

Dodge Nature Center 50th Anniversary, St Paul, MN

Parent and Faculty Education Presentation, Santa Monica, CA

Pilot School, Wilmington, DE

Café and Summit, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, San Diego CA

Association for Experiential Education, Minneapolis MN

"Positive Mental Health Using the Forest" The FEAP Academy, Grand Rapids, M (via Skype)

Macon County Conservation District and Millikin University, Decatur, IL

A Morning with Richard Louv "Building a Nature-rich Community" Holland, MI

Evening with the Outdoor Discovery Center, Holland, MI

"Vitamin N: Creating a Nature-Rich Life" Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON

Guelph Outdoor School and Trillium Waldorf School, near Toronto, ON

Brookwood School, near Boston, MA

Kaiser Hospital Annual Pediatric Symposium, San Diego, CA

Environmental Educators of North Carolina, Asheville, NC

Louisville, KY

Carlsbad Library re-opening, Carlsbad, CA

Primeiro Seminário Criança e Natureza, Teatro Tom Jobim, Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Primeiro Seminário Criança e Natureza, Auditório da Bienal - Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo Brazil

Children & Nature Network Conference, Saint Paul, MN

Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO

Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Animals on the Mind conference, University of Denver, CO

International Living Future Unconference, Seattle, WA

VIP Reception at Science World BC, Vancouver

Canadian Association of Science Centers, Vancouver, BC

Elk Rapids, Traverse City, MI

Vitamin N National Book Launch, San Diego, CA

Book-to-Action program, via Skype, Alameda Library, Alameda CA

CBS This Morning TV interview (national)

NPR, Diane Rehm, interview

Nature in Education MSA National Conference 2016, London UK

Big Bang conference, Aarhus, Denmark

Santa Fe Waldorf, Santa Fe NM

Shenzhen, China

Nature Education Forum, Hangzhou, China

Beijing, China

The Wildlife Society 22nd Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Clinical Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Health, San Diego CA

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Element Education, Inc., CSU San Marcos, CA

Cultivating Our Natural Learning Community, Early Learning Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Foundation of First Health, Pinehurst, NC

private event

12th “perennial” Trails & Trilliums festival, Friends of South Cumberland State Park, SE Tennessee

St. Andrew's-Sewanee school community, Sewanee, TN

Children & Nature Network 2015 Conference, Austin, TX

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Rockford, IL

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada

Rudolph Steiner College: Rediscovering the Child in Our Children, Sacramento, CA

Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN

The Early Childhood STEM Institute, San Diego CA

One Book, One Peninsula, Palos Verdes, CA

SUNY Distinguished Speaker Series, New Paltz, NY

Ohio Occupational Therapy Conference, Cincinnati, OH

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Waikato University seminar, Hamilton, New Zealand

A Place to Live, Whanganui, New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Nature Education Network conference, Whangarei, New Zealand

San Diego Audubon Society Annual Banquet, San Diego CA

Northwest Association of Independent Schools Fall Educators Conference, Portland, OR

Wilderness Therapy Symposium, Park City, Utah

"BrainPower Conference: Transformations in Teaching", Toronto French School

Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR