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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The 2023 Richard Louv Prize winner is Colombia's Luis Alberto Camargo, for his international work connecting children to nature

I'm pleased to share the announcement that the Children & Nature Network has awarded the 2023 Richard Louv Prize to Luis Alberto Camargo for his innovative and international leadership in nature connection. Luis is one of our heroes. Laura Mylan has written a terrific article about Luis and his work. Here's a small part of it (with a link to the full piece in C&NN's Finding Nature News):

Laura Mylan: For more than 25 years, Luis Alberto Camargo has been connecting children to the natural world. On June 15, Luis was named the 2023 Richard Louv Prize recipient, in recognition of his life’s work, which has impacted 130,000 children and youth across Colombia. The Richard Louv Prize was created in 2022 …This annual $15,000 cash prize is awarded to individuals doing exemplary work to advance equitable access to nature. The prize is open to any individual, anywhere in the world, and is designed to recognize innovative strategies for creating regular access to the benefits of nature. “I firmly believe that nature is essential to children’s well-being. Nature embraces us in many ways and allows transcendent experiences to be part of our learning to connect and become better ancestors,” said Luis upon receiving the award….As the wisest of teachers, we must recognize nature’s immense value and make every effort to learn from, be inspired, and activate our regenerative capacities to heal and restore ourselves, our communities, and our planet,” continued Luis. 

To read more of Laura's piece and to learn more about Luis, please click here. 

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