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Children and Nature: Cultivating the Nature Rich Life

Discussions with Richard Louv, internationally recognized leader in the movement to reconnect people with nature.

Saturday, July 16

childNcreekA regional event in two parts:

Part One:
Exploring Our Options:  Coming Together to Build a Nature Rich Life

Location: Iroquois Park Amphitheater – Louisville
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free but advance registration requested by going to  http://richardlouviroquois.eventbrite.com 

Part Two:
Children and Nature: Cultivating a Nature Rich Life

Location: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest – Sunset Amphitheatre
Time:  5:00-10:00 p.m.  Including pre-event activities, lecture and post lecture nature explorations
Richard Louv speaks from 7:00 – 8:00
Cost: Free but advance registration requested by going to http://richardlouvbernheim.eventbrite.com

Richard Louv is an internationally acclaimed author and advocate for healthy connections to nature.

richardlouv-photobyericbdynowskiHis landmark book Last Child in the Woods – Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder  was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated and published in many languages.  It was one of the first books to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential to healthy childhood development.
His newest book, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to the Nature-Rich Life (April 12, 2016) is a complete prescription for connecting people with the power and joy of the natural world.
He is also the author of The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

Sponsorship Opportunities:
It takes a community.  If you would like to be a part of the community focused on building a nature rich life in this region we invite you to look over opportunities HERE.

Partners:
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
ChooseWell Communities (Health and Earth Constellations)
Compassionate Louisville
Cultivating Connections
Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation

Sponsors:
Bellarmine University School of Environmental Studies
The Charter for Compassion
Farm to Fork Catering
Greater Louisville Sierra Club
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
Louisville Nature Center
Waldorf School of Louisville
Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Wilderness Louisville, Inc.