Author Richard Louv to Share ‘Nature Rich Life’ Insights at Bernheim

By Claude Stephens

Bernheim will be the site of one of two free louvIconlectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv. The lecture takes place from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater. Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature.

His landmark book Last Child in the Woods – Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder 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. He is a co-founder of the Children and Nature Network and a frequent guest on national media programs.

Parents, educators, healthcare providers, outdoor recreationists and other nature-advocates are invited to Bernheim for Louv’s evening lecture exploring ways families and children can connect with nature and experience its benefits. A Free Play Day will also take place at Bernheim’s Children’s Play Garden from 5 – 8:30 p.m. Following the lecture, attendees can also enjoy nature activities around Lake Nevin from 8 – 10 p.m. The morning lecture at Iroquois Amphitheatre in Louisville runs from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.

Both lectures are free but tickets are required. Go to here for more information.

Bernheim’s Claude Stephens thanked the sponsors supporting the events of the day and the numerous community partners that have collaborated to make it possible.

“It takes an entire community coming together to bring one of the strongest voices on the important role nature has in personal and community well-being to our region,” said Stephens. “Richard Louv’s vision for a healthy future where all people have access to nature is sure to inspire.”

We hope to see you Saturday!

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