“The Ecological Society of America ( ESA ), the nation’s premier organization of 10,000 ecological scientists, is promoting “No Child Left Indoors” week as part of Earth Week, 2007, to encourage adults to connect a child with nature. The locally begun “No Child Left Indoors” concept has grown into a national movement that encourages students, families, and adults to experience nature. Teaching children about their “home,” Planet Earth, fosters better stewardship and science literacy.”
I’m mentioning this now because at the ESA annual meeting they will be hearing from the author of “Last Child in the Woods” and have a symposium on this topic:
“The symposium “No Child Left Indoors: Ecologists linking young people with nature” … will be held during the joint meeting of ESA and the Society for Ecological Restoration.”
Unfortunately, ALL of my travel money got cut this year, so I won’t be attending this meeting (and possibly any others) this year. If anyone goes, please report back on the symposium!
- An earlier post about getting dirty, and Louv’s book
- An earlier post about the awesome ESA Issues in Ecology Series