Watch the Video: The New Nature Movement

Mary, an early literacy librarian, has recapped our event with author Richard Louv:

The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need. The New Nature Movement is attracting families worldwide who are confirming what science shows – spending time in nature produces very powerful benefits for young children including reduced depression and anxiety, improved focus, stronger immune systems, better social bonding, enhanced learning and creativity.   

On August 31, 2021, Arapahoe Libraries had the pleasure of hosting Richard Louv, co-founder of the Children and Nature Network, and author of the books Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health and Happiness. This event was a virtual presentation on The New Nature Movement and why it’s important to connect children to the natural world.

Watch the video on YouTube, opens a new window until September 30, 2021.

Visit the Children and Nature Network site, opens a new window

Check out his books from Arapahoe Libraries, opens a new window

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