Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Teachable Moments

last-child-cover-lrgIf you have never read Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, you should add it to your winter reading list now.

This bestseller describes the unfortunate lack of nature-based experiences our current tech savvy youth experience.

The book provides:

  • 100 actions we can take to create change in our own communities, schools and families.
  • 35 talking points to encourage people to think about and talk about the importance of nature in their own lives.
  • New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to the outdoors is essential for the physical and emotional well-being of kids and adults.

This book can provide key language and research for “making the case” for the importance of outdoor education in our assessment-driven K-12 schools.

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