Threats to Wilderness From Lack of Public Awareness
Programs that provide first-time wilderness experiences to inner city children leave lasting impressions.
Such a prospect may seem dim, yet the publication of Richard Louv's book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, has sparked a movement to reconnect children with nature through unstructured play outdoors. The Children and Nature Network, Outdoor Nation, WildLink, and many other organizations are helping today's young people develop lasting relationships with the natural world to ensure that today's wilderness areas are protected into the future.
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- Louv, R. (2005). Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Book.