Richard Louv

Recipient of the Audubon Medal

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

From the Blog

The Cure

Took medicine for nature-deficit disorder with buddy John Johns on Wednesday.
Feeling better, thanks. 

Photo by John Johns

photos: louv

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Beautiful!  Can you share the location?

Kim, thanks for asking. This is on Mount Laguna east of San Diego.

Thank you!  I am going to have to get there one day… I am in Oceanside so it won’t be too much of a trip.

I just wanted to say that I finally read Last Child in the Woods and loved it.  I have worked with children for ten years (and children with autism for the past five) and am intrigued by your book and your thoughts on children and nature.  Thanks so much for what you do.

Hi Richard,
I love the work you do, and have featured in presentations I have given for educators. Last week I had the unique opportunity to attend the National Summit of Presidential Awardees at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Award is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of math and science. I received the award in 2000.
The purpose of the Summit was to mobilize PAs in promoting and facilitating the integration of the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The summit included a series of workshops with White House education policy advisors and leaders in science and math education from across the country. The STEM initiative is at the top of the President’s education agenda.
You might be interested to know that nature education was not mentioned once during the two day summit, that is until I spoke about your work, the work of the Children and Nature Network, and my own work in this area.
I came away from the conference with many thoughts and ideas on how the work of the C&NN; might be expanded to a wider audience through the STEM initiative. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about this so that we might put our shared passion for nature education to work to benefit more of America’s students.

Ingrid, please email me air .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

I really enjoyed watching your great photo of nature. I really like those different rock formations. I also like the sunny weather that you have.

I love the caption for your photos.  Makes hiking equipment feel a lot cheaper when you think of it as medicine!  I tend to think of it as my “fix”.  Thanks for sharing.

Oh, Nice photos, they are very beautiful. I wish I can be there with you. Thanks for the sharing!

Wonderful post, i loved the information provided here.

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