The Abundant Childhood: Nature, Creativity, and Health - SOLD OUT
Thursday, November 8, 2007 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
at Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Last Child in the Woods - by Richard Louv
Arts, Humanities
Event Format:
Discussion, Lecture, Workshop
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
Richard Louv

Event Description:

Remember romping around the woods or building tree houses as a kid? According to author and futurist Richard Louv, today’s children are in danger of losing the benefits of unstructured outdoor play. In Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Louv draws a connection between exposure to nature’s physical and spiritual bounty and improved health, creativity, and empathy. Outdoor play is proven to inspire children to embrace the abundance of the planet with all their senses and to help them become environmental stewards. After Louv’s presentation, hear responses to his ideas, offer comments, buy a book, network, and sign up for further dialogues related to reconnecting children with nature’s gifts. *LECTURE FULL* Tickets are no longer available for this event. Please check the IMA website at the week after the event to view a recording of the program and a list of follow-up dialogues scheduled throughout Spring 2008. Presented by Indianapolis Museum of Art, Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Inc., and other community partners.


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