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|Last Child in the Woods?|
|Date||Thursday May 01|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
|Organizer/Author||Catriona MacGregor Glazebrook|
Last Child in the Woods?: EECOM hosts internationally acclaimed journalist & author Richard Louv
On May 1st 2008, the Environmental Education Council of Marin (EECOM) (http://www.eecom.net) is hosting internationally acclaimed author and journalist Richard Louv for a series of events in Marin County.
Catriona MacGregor Glazebrook, EECOM's Executive Director, believes that "Richard Louv, captures the new body of scientific evidence demonstrating how important direct contact with nature is to healthy child development, touching on rising health issues such as ADHD, child obesity, stress, and depression in a way that no one has before. This will be a wonderful opportunity to also purchase the re-release of Richard's important book which contains new information never before published."
With the release of his book, Last Child in the Woods: Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv has drawn the world's attention to the transformation in the relationship between children and nature, how society is teaching young people to avoid direct experience in nature. To stimulate a "Leave No Child Inside" movement, he offers practical suggestions for action by parents, grandparents, government agencies, conservationists, urban planners, educators and others concerned about the future of childhood and the earth itself.
Richard Louv will be speaking at the Mill Valley Community Center on May 1st between 7:30-9:00 pm. Tickets are $18 per person and are available by sending a check to EECOM at 42 Bolinas Ave, Suite G, Fairfax CA 94930 or by purchasing tickets in person at REI in Corte Madera. Note that seating is limited so reserve early.
In addition a VIP reception will be held for Richard at the Mill Valley Community Center between 6:00-7:15. VIP reception tickets are $65 per person. Sponsorships for this wonderful event are still being accepted, and will be applied towards our youth outdoor scholarship and transportation fund.
To learn more about the event or to offer sponsorships, or volunteer please contact support [at] eecom.net.
EECOM Thanks its major sponsor REI Corte Madera for their support of this event.
About the Author
Richard Louv is the author of seven books about family, nature, and community, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, which has created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature and its implications for human health and the future of the environment. A columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune from 1984 to 2006, he has written for the New York Times and other newspapers and magazines, and has been a columnist and member of the editorial advisory board for Parents magazine. He is the chairman of the Children & Nature Network (http://www.cnaturenet.org), and a member of the Citistates Group, an organization of urban observers. He has served as an advisor to the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World award program and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child; and as a Visiting Scholar at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NPR's Fresh Air and Talk of the Nation, and most recently, the CBS Evening News and the NBC Nightly News.