Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Nature Deficit Disorder
August 9, 2010 7:46:51 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
August 8, 2010
Nature Deficit Disorder
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings


This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" talks about a relatively new issue facing out children and teens -- it's called "Nature Deficit Disorder." It's a term developed by Richard Louv in his 2005 book, Last Child In The Woods to discuss the fact that children are spending less and less time outdoors, leading to a wide range of behavioral problems as a result.

This movement to connect children with nature has a strong foothold here in the Bay Area, and there's a wide range of groups, programs, and communities developed to help children -- and families in general -- reconnect to Mother Nature. Today we'll introduce you to several of these groups and provide you with ideas on how you can help get your kids active in the outdoors.

Studio Guests:

Rue Mapp
Founder, Outdoor Afro
www.outdoorafro.com
Partner, Children In Nature Collaborative
www.cincbayarea.org

Roger Miller
Bay Area Wilderness Training
510-452-2298
www.bawt.org

Michele Gee
Deputy Director, Crissy Field Center
415-561-3000
www.crissyfield.org
**To make a reservation at the Rob Hill Group campground in the Presidio, call 415.561.5444.

Eron Sandler
Program Director, Collective Roots
650-324-2769
www.collectiveroots.org

Additional Information
Climbing For Kids
www.climbingforkids.org

Children & Nature Network
www.childrenandnature.org

Additional Resources:

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.


Load Comments