ParentMap Lecture Series: Richard Louv: Wired to Wild
**See below for KCTS 9 Member Discount**
Topic: Wired to Wild: Connecting Digital Kids to Nature
Speaker: Richard Louv
Best-selling author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder sparked an international conversation about the important relationship between children and nature. He coined the term “nature deficit disorder,” influenced national policy and helped inspire campaigns to reconnect kids to nature in more than 80 cities, states and provinces across North America, with support from the American Pediatric Association and The White House.
In this rare trip to Seattle, Louv will present latest research on the long-lasting impact nature has on a child’s growth, health and creativity. He shares a powerful call-to-action, his vision for a future in which our lives are as immersed in nature, as they are in technology.
"For children, nature comes in many forms. A newborn calf; a pet that lives and dies; a worn path through the woods; a fort nested in stinging nettles; a damp, mysterious edge of a vacant lot—whatever shape nature takes, it offers each child an older, larger world separate from parents. Unlike television, nature does not steal time; it amplifies it. Nature offers healing for a child living in a destructive family or neighborhood. It serves as a blank slate upon which a child draws and reinterprets the culture's fantasies." — Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, Algonquin Books, 2008, p. 7
VIP tickets are available, including reception with Richard Louv, light appetizers and reserved seating.
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KCTS 9 Member Discount: Members are eligible to recieve a 20% discount on all tickets in the ParentMap 2014 Lecture Series. Use discount code: KCTS14.