The Association for Experiential Education will host best-selling Author, Richard Louv as the 2016 conference Keynote on October 27, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Louv2016Eric B. DynowskiRichard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books about the connections between family, na
ture and community. His book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age  offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, translated into 15 languages and published in 20 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network (, an organization helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder® which has become the defining phrase of this important issue.

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