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Listen to the conversation audio of Marti conducting an interview with Richard Louv during Minnesota Public Radio’s Top Coast Festival held on May 31st at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium. Richard is a national leader in the children and nature movement and the author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle….

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Marti joined Brandon Ezuck from Radio Disney and Josh Garubanda, program manager at Wilderness Inquiry, for an on-air “News You Can Use” interview about the importance of getting children connected to the outdoors. Research shows nature experience, or outdoor time, is connected to children’s health, learning and development. Exploring and playing freely, and not just structured outdoor…

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April is Let’s G.O. (Get Outside) month, a great time to remind yourself why being out in nature is so important to your children’s health and well-being – and your own! This week’s Mom Enough guest, Jeff Ledermann, has spent the last 20 years working with the Minnesota Department of Education to help educators integrate…

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Frenzied and frazzled with no time to breathe – that’s how too many of us parents would describe our daily lives (and our kids’ lives too, for that matter). But who says life has to be that way? Writer Susan Sachs Lipman (Suz)  decided she’d had enough frenzy, so she took her own advice to…

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Read about a group of high school kids’ experiences “unplugging” and participating in an overnight outdoor wilderness program in this Mpls. St. Paul Magazine article by Beth Dooley. Check out the green Science Says to Go Play Outside box on pg. 73 for ways Marti says kids may be suffering due to less time out…

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