We discuss the growing efforts to integrate nature into the classroom at all levels of a young person's education, and how this practice might benefit children's physical mental and emotional well being. Richard Louv, author of the landmark book "Last Child in the Woods" and national expert on kids and nature, joins us to talk about the importance of connecting kids with the environment through the curricula. He is in Maine for the Maine Conservation Voters' Evening for the Environment event at the University of New England in Portland on Oct. 22nd.
Richard Louv, journalist and author of "Last Child in the Woods," which prompted a national conversation about connecting kids to nature. His latest book, "Our Wild Calling," focuses on connecting with animals.
Olivia Griset, executive director, Maine Environmental Education Association and former life-science teacher in Maine
Drew Dumsch (by phone), co-founder, president and CEO of The Ecology School
Aja Stephen (by phone), lead kindergarten teacher, The Friends School of Portland
Anne Stires, Founder and Executive Director, Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education
- Maine Conservation Voters Evening For The Environment
- Richard Louv book signing, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
- Children And Nature Network
- The Ecology School: EcosySTEM Multi-Year Programs
- Maine Environmental Education Association
- Maine Mathematics And Science Alliance
- Nature Based Education Consortium grows
- Science of Nature-Based Learning Collaborative Research Network
- The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy