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June 15, 2011

Reconnecting with Nature: Richard Louv and Friends Live Web Event June 16

Orion Magazine Presents: Reconnecting with Nature: Richard Louv and Friends Live Web Event June 16

As summer begins and thoughts turn to time spent outdoors, please plan to join Orion writers Richard Louv and David Sobel, national experts on reconnecting ourselves and kids with nature, for a discussion of Louv's The Nature Principle and Sobel's Wild Play, on June 16th at 7 p.m. (EDT). They will be joined by filmmaker Camilla Rockwell whose new documentary film, Mother Nature's Child, is opening minds regarding our powerful connection to nature developed over millennia.

What do we risk as a result of our societal disconnect with nature? What is our responsibility to our kids in this regard? Don't miss this unique opportunity to reset your assumptions about the hows and whys of immersing ourselves in the natural world, and to ask these experts your own questions.

The event will be moderated by Orion staff and is free, but registration is required.

Event Details:
DATE: Thursday June 16th, 2011
Hosted By Erik Hoffner


Richard Louv

Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, is founding chairman of Children & Nature Network, and recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. He lives in San Diego. Read his articles for Orion here, and learn more about him at http://www.richardlouv.com.

David Sobel

David Sobel is an education writer who has helped develop the philosophy of place-based education. He has written extensively on the topic, and is the author of Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities, a key volume in Orion's Nature Literacy Series of books. He teaches at Antioch University in Keene, NH.

Camilla Rockwell

Camilla Rockwell worked with filmmaker Ken Burns on nine of his PBS programs and series from The Shakers: Hand to Work, Hearts to God (1983) to Thomas Jefferson (co-producer, 1997). She directed and co-produced Mother Nature's Child, a film that author Tom Wessels has said "all parents and educators should see."

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