Richard Louv

Recipient of the Audubon Medal

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

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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


Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

Early Childhood Australia National Conference

(Virtual Presentation)

Adelaide, Australia

Second Symposium of Vitamin N: Nature and Health, Botanical Garden of Bogota

Bogota, Colombia

(Virtual presentation)

Kent Denver School and the Wolf/Agron Foundation present Richard Louv

Anschutz Family Theater


Denver, CO

Dolores Evans Speaker Series

The Lamplighter School

7pm, Cook Gym

Dallas, Texas

Children and Nature Network Vitamin N Challenge

(virtual presentation)

Congress Symposium for Outdoor Teachers

The Netherlands

(virtual presentation)

Green School Backpack for the Earth Climate

Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland (

(virtual presentation)

San Diego Oasis Series

Grossmont Center, San Diego, CA

Agnieszka Gardas Foundation "Fairytale Forest" "Ecology in Life" (virtual)

Łubniany near Opole, Poland

Canadian Playful Schools Network

Professional Learning Series webinar (virtual)

Ottawa, CA

Volcan Mountain Symposium


California WIC Association

Opening Plenary (virtual)

"In Bloom" at Fotografiska Stockholm photo exhibit

Introductory Text by Richard Louv

Illuminate Speaker Series

Santa Barbara, Ca. (virtual)

The Orchard School Symposium for Progressive Teaching and Learning

Indianapolis, IN

Miami Dade County Great Parks Summit

Miami, FL (virtual)  Registration

Telva Magazine, Madrid, Spain

Virtual Presentation

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