Laura Wright Treadway

Brooklyn-based journalist Laura Wright Treadway is a contributing editor to OnEarth and a former senior editor at the magazine. With degrees in environmental science and geology, as well as stints at Scientific American and Discover, she's also our favorite science geek.

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Sunday, January 05, 2014
The Benefits of Digging in the Dirt
In his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods , which introduced the world to the term “nature-deficit disorder,” journalist Richard Louv argued that children need to unplug from computers and smartphones and reconnect with the original way of learning about the world: by wandering around outside.
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