Richard Louv

Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods, chairman of Children & Nature Network, and recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. He lives in San Diego. See also his Orion article "Leave No Child Inside."

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Sunday, March 08, 2009
A Walk in the Woods: A Right or Privilege?
A few years ago, I visited Southwood Elementary, the grade school I attended when I was a boy growing up in Raytown, Missouri. I asked a classroom of children about their relationship with nature. Many of them offered the now-typical response: they preferred playing video games; they favored indoor activities-and when they were outside, they played soccer or some other adult-organized sport.
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