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Youth

I’m getting high

“I’m getting high! I am getting high!,” filled the silence on the campground.  Between the shouts, giggles ensued as each moment passed, and the sounds of silliness and ecstasy reverberated around the camp. I was trying hard not to laugh at the situation as I imagined what a visitor might be thinking if they just arrived on the property. A few minutes…

Nature Deficit Disorder

In 2005, Richard Louv wrote Last Child in the Woods, a book that looks at the effects of human beings, especially children, lack of time in nature and connecting to the living world.  In this work, Louv coins the term Nature Deficit Disorder which examines some of the challenges children and youth face as they develop and mature into adults.  Children’s exposure…