Richard Louv

Journalist and Author of 8 books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder andThe Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age


In one of Richard Louv’s eight published books, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, he helped spark the debate about whether children spend enough time outdoors.

Louv is also co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization with the purpose of expanding the movement to connect people and communities with nature. He has also appeared on television and radio programs including the Today Show, CBS Evening News and NPR’s Fresh Air. At the conference, Louv will speak about the health benefits associated with spending time with nature and wildlife.

Louv is an author and journalist with a passion for connecting with nature.

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