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.
Founder, Outdoor Afro
Partner, Children In Nature Collaborative
Bay Area Wilderness Training
Deputy Director, Crissy Field Center
**To make a reservation at the Rob Hill Group campground in the Presidio, call 415.561.5444.
Program Director, Collective Roots
Climbing For Kids
Children & Nature Network
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