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4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids

Thank you to the over 300 guest who, on September 27, were on hand to hear best-selling author Richard Louv speak on the power of the natural world and the importance of keeping our children connected to nature.

iPhones, iPads and other tablets, e-readers, video games, electronic toys ... the list of our children's devices goes on and on. In his book, The Nature Principle, Richard Louv argued simply and convincingly, "The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need."

Known for having coined the term "Nature Deficit Disorder" in his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv sparked a national debate and an international movement to reconnect kids and nature. He has influenced the public perspective as well as national policy, and has inspired campaigns across the country.

In his new book Vitamin N, Louv provides 500 ways to enrich the health and happiness of families and communities and combat Nature-Deficit Disorder.  In this practical guidebook, Richard provides handy tips for parents on sharing nature with their kids as well as inspirations for educators, medical professionals and career seekers. The presentation is sure to be thought provoking and informative.

Brookwood students have access to nature and the outdoors on a daily basis. From PreK-Grade 8, students across divisions and throughout the curriculum are using our campus to explore, discover, study, and learn. Watch this short video of our Outdoor Classrooms in the Lower School.