Library EventECO Book Discussion: Last Child in the Woods - saving our children from nature-deficit disorder.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

01/16/2021 4:00pm 01/16/2021 5:00pm ECO Book Discussion: Last Child in the Woods - saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of Last child in the woods - saving our children from nature-deficit disorder by Richard Louv. Today's kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world, says Richard Louv, even as research shows that "thoughtful exposure of youngsters to nature can... be a powerful form of therapy for attention-deficit disorder and other maladies." Instead of passing summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps: as a result, Louv says, they've come to think of nature as more of an abstraction than a reality. Gathering thoughts from parents, teachers, researchers, environmentalists and other concerned parties, Louv argues for a return to an awareness of and appreciation for the natural world. Copies of Last Child in the Woods are available both in print and digitially from the Iowa City Public Library. Unlimited copies of the ebook and eaudio version are now available on Libby and Overdrive for patrons of the Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Libraries. Registration is required to receive the zoom details for this event. This event is open to all. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of Last child in the woods - saving our children from nature-deficit disorder by Richard Louv.

Today's kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world, says Richard Louv, even as research shows that "thoughtful exposure of youngsters to nature can... be a powerful form of therapy for attention-deficit disorder and other maladies." Instead of passing summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps: as a result, Louv says, they've come to think of nature as more of an abstraction than a reality. Gathering thoughts from parents, teachers, researchers, environmentalists and other concerned parties, Louv argues for a return to an awareness of and appreciation for the natural world.

Copies of Last Child in the Woods are available both in print and digitially from the Iowa City Public Library. Unlimited copies of the ebook and eaudio version are now available on Libby and Overdrive for patrons of the Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Libraries.

Registration is required to receive the zoom details for this event. This event is open to all.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Green Iowa AmeriCorps of Iowa City; Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Cosponsor Name: Megan Hill

Cosponsor Phone: 3193395399