Last Child in the Woods

Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv


As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity.

A Parent's Comment About the Book

So happy I invested the time to buy and read this. Has many great ideas to back up the theories of nature being beneficial for children (and adults too!)

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