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No Child Left Indoors

Richard Louv argues that we are facing a point in human history where children no longer spend the time outdoors necessary for development. He calls this “nature-deficit disorder,” a phenomena that is all too real for any urban or suburban youth. 512 more words


Out on the canoe trail: It's good to stop and enjoy nature

By Howard Meyerson

LUDINGTON, MI — It’s rare these days that I get a chance to just sit. Deadlines beckon and emails stack up. If not emails then other online demands, or family and home matters. 723 more words

Building the Museum: Engaging Children with the Natural World

By Richard Telford

In the late 1970s, unbeknownst to our parents, my brother Will and I used a can of white, oil-based exterior house stain to paint on the short wall of our cellar what my brother, four years my senior, had calculated to be a life-sized silhouette of an… 1,262 more words

Environmental Journalism

Soccer Moms, Step Aside!

If you haven’t heard of EO Wilson, here is a man who is easy to admire. He specializes in ants—in fact, he’s the leading expert on ants—but he shares his own devoted fascination and stewardship generously with the world at large, promoting the… 438 more words


Better parenting through salamanders, dragonflies and spiders

New nature essay in Belt Magazine just ran today: Clarity and abundance in the creeks of Lake County

The boys start to see how isolated patches of protected watershed support these overlapping lives, complex stories told in the shallow water about life, death and transformation. 109 more words

Natural History

Online Learning versus Learning with Nature, by guest blogger Catherine Ross

“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of the flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unconsciously to the soughing of the trees…”, … 939 more words

At Issue

At Issue: Kids, Parents and The Great Outdoors

Ruth Lera could be any mom.  She describes herself in her 2012 article “Learning To Love The Natural World” for Today’s Parent as a “hodgepodge” and says that finding a place to pat herself on the back can be difficult. 218 more words