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The Continuing Conversation

Children in Nature – Expert Perspectives

January 7, 2013

The Winter edition of Leaf Litter focuses on the issue of reconnecting children with nature.  Giving Children the Gift of Nature is an interesting series of interviews with Bob Peart, Richard Louv and Stephen Kellert — each important contributors to the nature child reunion conversation.

Bob Peart is a founding Director of the Kesho Trust and founding Chair of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. Richard Louv began the US organization the Child and Nature Alliance and is the author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, and The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder. Dr. Stephen Kellert, Professor Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, is the author of numerous books and articles focusing on the relationship between human and natural systems.

To read these interviews follow this link to the Leaf Litter issue – “Giving Children the Gift of Nature”.

Reflections on Children and Nature

October 8, 2012

Bob Peart, a Kesho Trust Director and senior associate of the Children & Nature Network in the USA, offered some reflections on the children and nature movement in the context of his recent attendance at the World Conservation Congress in Korea. His article Thinking Locally as the Children and Nature Movement Grows Globally is posted on the Children & Nature Network website.

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