L O C A L E V E N T
Tuesday May 15, 2012
Saving Our Children - and Ourselves - Through Nature
“An absolute must-read for parents.” The Boston Globe (on Last Child in the Woods)
“The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” – Richard Louv
In his best-selling book Last Child in the Woods, acclaimed author Richard Louv sparked a national debate that spawned an international movement to reconnect children with nature. He coined the term “nature-deficit disorder”; influenced national policy; and helped inspire campaigns in more than 80 cities, states and provinces throughout North America. In his most recent book, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, Louv delivers another powerful call to action – this time for adults. Supported by groundbreaking research, he argues that by tapping into the restorative powers of nature, we can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.
Location: Granada Theatre
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Books will be available for purchase and signing
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Orfalea Foundation and the Wilderness Youth Project in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
More Info: /artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2346
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