in partnership with The Carlsbad City Library
About the EventAdventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library to celebrate the grand-reopening of the Dove Library with a Vitamin (N)ature Free Library Adventure featuring nationally bestselling author, Richard Louv.
In 2005, when Last Child in the Woods was originally published, Richard Louv was the first man to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term "nature-deficit disorder" and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection. After a decade of further research and seeing a world changed through an understanding of our interaction with the environment, Louv brings us Vitamin N (for 'nature'), a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers.Join us for this Free Library Adventure to hear from the man who brought on the millennial nature-revolution with his groundbreaking insights. Richard Louv will speak on his latest book, practical ways to get your dose of Vitamin N(ature), and the life improvements, emotional & physical, that this supplement can provide.
About the Author and BookRichard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and most recently Vitamin N. His books have been translated into 13 languages and published in 17 countries, and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature. Louv is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the international movement to connect people and communities to the natural world. He appears frequently on national radio and television programs, including the Today Show, CBS Evening News, and NPR’s Fresh Air, and often addresses national & international gatherings. In 2010, he delivered the plenary keynote at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and in 2012 was keynote speaker at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education. Louv has received many awards, including the Audubon Medal; past recipients include Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson and Jimmy Carter. Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with:
- five hundred activities,
- scores of informational websites,
- an abundance of down-to-earth advice,
- and dozens of thought-provoking essays.
The esteemed Louv delivers a next-step handbook, picking up where The Nature Principle left off by providing over 500 accessible actions parents can take to resolve the nature-deficit disorder the author has so compellingly addressed over the years. Balancing the needs of time-stressed families with activities that appeal to different cultural backgrounds, and those that require organization as well as encourage independence, Louv strikes gold again. The author covers everything from choosing an off-road style stroller to crafting outdoor coupon books for day hikes and fishing trips. Verdict: Louv has become a national leader in advocating for kids to connect with nature. His macrovision of ecological health speaks beyond the benefits of youngsters getting dirty. Essential for all collections.