Richard Louv

Recipient of the Audubon Medal

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

Richard Louv is available for speaking engagements, virtual presentations, podcasts and media interviews.

His topics include:

 Planet Hope: Reducing individual and societal despair through imaginative hope, redefining green jobs, and creating a nature-rich future

The New Nature Movement: a worldwide effort to connect children, adults and communities to the natural world

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

Vitamin N: The growing body of scientific research on the value and application of nature in the field of physical and mental health as prevention and therapy

Applying the Nature Principle: The role of biophilic design and architecture in creating towns, cities, schools and workplaces as engines of biodiversity, health and productivity

The Hybrid Mind: How nature connection and outdoor classrooms build cognitive development and creativity, reduces Attention Deficit Disorder, and raises test scores

Our Wild Calling: How connecting with animals, both wild and domestic, can transform our lives - and save theirs

Species Loneliness: The epidemic of social isolation, its relation to our disconnect from other animals, and how to reverse the trend

The Art of Noticing: Using mindfulness and the full use of the senses to enrich daily life, through nature experiences

The Human Right to Nature: Inequitable access to nature, and the nascent worldwide movement to recognize the human right to a positive connection to nature, and the rights of nature itself

Nature in the Time of Covid-19: The new appreciation for nature as an antidote to isolation and contagion, the value of outdoor classrooms for social-distancing and socialization, the inequitable distribution of nature, and the current endangerment of nature connection programs


Please contact: Jacqueline Green, Public Relations
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 429-8157
jackie@jgprinc.com

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Upcoming Events:

Telva Magazine, Madrid, Spain

Virtual Presentation

Miami Dade County Great Parks Summit

Miami, FL (virtual)  Registration

The Orchard School Symposium for Progressive Teaching and Learning

Indianapolis, IN

Lamplighter School

Dallas, TX

Illuminate Speaker Series

Santa Barbara, Ca. (virtual)

Past Events:

Children & Nature Network International Conference

Presentation of 2022 Richard Louv Prize for Innovation in Nature Connection
Conversation with Jane Goodall and Richard Louv
General Conference Registration 
Virtual Conference Registration 

Waldorf School of Baltimore, MD

The Great Park Summit, “Power of Parks” Miami-Dade, FL

International Seminar of Environmental Education Seminarium Foundation (virtual keynote) Chile

Jamboree, South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness (virtual) Columbia, SC

International Conference on Children & Adolescence, Lisbon, Portugal (virtual)

Chirp's “Hathchiversary” Chirp Nature Center, Big Bear Lake, CA

Stanford Summit on Contemplation by Design, Stanford University

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German 1st Tourism Naturally Online Symposium

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Climate Change and Childhood Obesity

Conversations with Olmsted: Parks, Equity and Public Health, Zoom

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Arapahoe Libraries’ Annual Early Literacy Event Centennial, CO

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Conversation/Children’s Screen Time Action Network

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Northshire Live: Peter Wohlleben presents THE HEARTBEAT OF TREES with Richard Louv

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Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference (virtual)

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Johnson & Johnson global community, Environmental month

Caldwell, NJ, Environmental Commission

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Garden Club of America awards ceremony. 2020 Margaret Douglas Award winner

Canticle of Creation, Centers Sisters of St Francis, Dubuque, Iowa

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American Climate Leadership Summit, ACLS 2021 in Climate + You Forum!

Webinar, Istanbul, Turkey

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Grand Rounds, Warrington Lecture (invited audience)

Leave No Trace, Ireland

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Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (virtual conference)

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Institute of Chartered Foresters (virtual), London, England

San Fernando Audubon Society, virtual

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Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, virtual

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International Congress for Education for Sustainable Development (virtual), Chile

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Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (virtual), Lowell, MA

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Garden Club of America National Conference keynote (virtual)

Parks and Leisure Australia Conference

LL Bean company presentation

California League of Park Associations (CALPA) Conference keynote

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference Presentation: Children, Nature and a Healthy, Sustainable Future

National Wildlife Federation, Facebook Live

Stanford Center for Longevity Fellows seminar

Children and Nature Network Leadership Summit, Trailside Chat with Laura Seydel

Facebook Live, Trout Unlimited

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California Teacher's College - Virtual

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Burrenbeo Trust, Co Galway, Ireland - Virtual

California Association of Young Children - Virtual conference

Children and Screens Virtual Workshop

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Nature vs. Climate & COVID-19: Security, Love, Restoration, EcoAmerica webcast

Camp Granite Lake Earth Day episode via Zoom

North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Omaha, NE

Big Sur Land Trust, Carmel Valley, CA

Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums, Washington DC

Montessori Refresher Course, Association Montessori International, Bellevue, WA

8 Shields/Waldorf/Audubon California event, San Francisco, CA

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

San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego CA

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

California Native Plant Society, San Diego CA

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

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

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

Westside Montessori Toronto speaker series, Toronto, Ontario

Our Wild Calling, Powell's Books, Portland OR

Our Wild Calling, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver CO

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

Book signing, Hill and Hamlets, Serenbe, GA

Pirate Read, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Book signing, Maine Audubon, Portland ME

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

PNBA Trade Show Signature Dish Author Feast, Portland OR

ChlldSafe, San Antonio, TX

Botanical Research Institute Texas(BRIT) event, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Ft. Worth, TX

Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, McKinley, TX

Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association, Austin, TX

The Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin, Austin TX

Skype presentation: University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

C&NN International Conference, Oakland, CA

Fallbrook Library Author Talk, Fallbrook, CA

Words & Wisdom Luncheon, Children's Hospital Foundation, Richmond, VA

University of Rhode Island

Pacific Education Institute at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia WA

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

EUROPARC Federation Conference Cairngorms National Park, 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