Doors open 6pm, Program begins 7pm, book signing immediately following program.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, and Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness. His new book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives – And Save Theirs, will be published by Algonquin on November 5, 2019. His books have been translated and published in 24 countries, and helped launch an international movement to connect children, families and communities to nature. He is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement.
Come, learn about the challenge of Nature-Deficit Disorder. Mr. Louv will share how nature experience is gaining notice among public health professionals; why the more high-tech we become, the more nature we need; how natural learning environments improve the ability to learn and be creative; and also how connecting with animals can transform our lives — and help save theirs.
This event is presented by the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability and College of Education at Butler University, the Environmental Association of Indiana, the Indianapolis Zoo with additional sponsorships from The Indiana Native Plant Society, The DaVinci Pursuit, The Nature Conservancy, The Orchard School, Conner Prairie, Health by Design, Indiana Conservation Alliance, Marian University Klipsch Educators College, and The Indianapolis Foundation a CICF Affiliate.