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Practical Ideas to Connect Children and Nature: A Conversation with Author Richard Louv

Louv,Richard_book3Ten years ago, with his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods as a springboard, San Diego journalist Richard Louv and a handful of colleagues (including Mom Enough’s host Marti) founded the Children & Nature Network (C&NN). That organization has been a major leader in the movement to connect children and nature, a go-to place for information on research, community resources and opportunities to share ideas with people around the world. Now Rich has written a follow-up book, Vitamin N, zeroing in on concrete strategies for families, schools, healthcare organizations and communities. Tune into Rich’s conversation with Marti & Erin for inspiration and tips on what you can do to make sure your children and others in your community get the “vitamin N” they need!


In a typical week, how much time do your children spend outside and in what kinds of activities? Based on what you’ve heard from Richard Louv about the importance of “vitamin N,” do you think your children should spend more time connecting with nature? What would help?


For the C&NN Research Library, click here.

To take the Vitamin N Challenge, click here.

For Family Nature Clubs and a free tool kit, click here.

For a community forum to connect directly with other Family Nature Club families, click here.

For the Every Kid in a Park program, click here.

For Together in Nature: Pathways to a Strong, Closer Family, click here.

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