EcoSense for Living Episode 2 - Children & Nature

Episode description:Remember how kids used to play outside every day, running through the neighborhood until sunset? In this episode of EcoSense for Living, we explore “Nature Deficit Disorder,” a term coined by Richard Louv (author, Last Child in the Woods), to describe the physical, mental, and emotional effects that children suffer when they lose contact with nature. Louv pinpoints how we came to be a nation separated from the natural world and how we can reverse it. We hike deep into the mountains with psychologist, Dr. David Busch, who uses nature therapy to treat kids with ADD and ADHD. We go into the “canyons of the city” where urban communities reconnect kids to nature through gardening, beekeeping, and creating untamed places where kids can still run wild. We show viewers how you can reconnect kids to their natural roots no matter where you live.Back to EcoSense homepage