By Anne S. Fege, Ph.D., Chair, San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative
Richard Louv has written a new book, The Nature Principle, and he’s launching it with a lecture in San Diego Please join us on Friday evening, May 6 at Point Loma Nazarene University—to view exhibits on local nature education opportunities at 6:30 and for Louv’s lecture at 7:30. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 (cash) at the door. Pre-order The Nature Principle ($25 includes lecture ticket, tax and autograph), or purchase at the event for $24.95 plus tax.
The Nature Principle delivers a powerful call to action for everyone, not just children, to reconnect to the natural world. Our society has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully understand how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature. Louv cites groundbreaking research and compelling personal stories to tell how nature can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. This timely and inspiring book will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.
The event is co-sponsored by the San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative and San Diego Audubon Society. The Collaborative was founded in 2009 by individuals and educational, environmental and community groups with shared concerns that today’s children are spending less time learning and playing in nature. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Girl Scouts of San Diego-Imperial Council office, 1231 Upas St. (corner of Richmond Ave.). Contact Anne Fege, Chair, San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative at for more information. No RSVP needed to attend the meeting—just a commitment to increase opportunities for San Diego’s children to learn in nature and play outdoors.