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Outdoor Exercise is more Beneficial than Indoor for Children: Study

Outdoor Exercise is more Beneficial than Indoor for Children: Study | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
As statistics show that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, many after school programs have pushed for greater physical activity, particularly outdoors.
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Replacing screen time with mud pies and stick sculptures - OnEarth Magazine

Replacing screen time with mud pies and stick sculptures - OnEarth Magazine | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Replacing screen time with mud pies and stick sculptures OnEarth Magazine In his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods, which introduced the world to the term “nature-deficit disorder,” journalist Richard Louv argued that children need to unplug from...
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New School Battles Nature Deficit Disorder | Charlotte Exclusive.com

New School Battles Nature Deficit Disorder | Charlotte Exclusive.com | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Not a medical condition, but classified as 'nature deficit disorder,” humans have become alienated from nature due to an over reliance on technology, such as video games, television, and computers. Technology keeps ...
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Back to School: Back Outside!

How Outdoor Education and Outdoor School Time Create High Performance Students.

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Kids need to play in the mud now and then

Kids need to play in the mud now and then | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
When baby boomers think back to their childhoods, they can probably recall a treehouse, a Boy/Girl Scout camping trip, family picnics, or a passion for fishing, hunting or horse riding.
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Kids need to play in the mud now and then - Charlotte Observer

Kids need to play in the mud now and then - Charlotte Observer | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
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Louv defines “nature-deficit disorder” as the human cost of alienation from nature.
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THE HYBRID MIND: The More High-Tech Schools Become, the More Nature They Need : The New Nature Movement

THE HYBRID MIND: The More High-Tech Schools Become, the More Nature They Need : The New Nature Movement | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature
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We certainly need people with both types of intelligence.

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A Walk in the Woods | Richard Louv | Orion Magazine

A Walk in the Woods | Richard Louv | Orion Magazine | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Should children be guaranteed access to nature?
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There can be no doubt that access to nature is a human right. It is as essential to our existance as things like free speech or the pursuit of happiness.

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Nature-Deficit Disorder: A Discrete Epidemic | Refine The Mind

Nature-Deficit Disorder: A Discrete Epidemic | Refine The Mind | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
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A great article for those who think that nature "isn't for me"

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Lassen Solitaire - Chico News & Review

Lassen Solitaire - Chico News & Review | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
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Author and journalist Richard Louv calls it nature-deficit disorder. We have become indoor people—urbanized and suburbanized to a fault.
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Any fans of Desert Solitaire out there?

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Nature Deficit Disorder: The plight of the next generation of
environmentalists.

Nature Deficit Disorder: The plight of the next generation of <br/>environmentalists. | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
I was at a conference recently when someone asked me how I came to be
interested in environmental and sustainability issues.
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"Know what it's like to climb a tree before [you] try to save one"

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DailyGood: Leave No Child Inside

DailyGood: Leave No Child Inside | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Richard Louv says school shouldn't be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.
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At the intersection of "growth" and "conservation"

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Animal Weapons Toxins and Venom - Animal Nature Documentary

Subscribe us for Nature - Animal Documentary. https://www.youtube.com/globalnaturelife Tag:animal documentary animal planet animal planet documentary nationa...
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Tech Transformation: Nature-Deficit Disorder

Tech Transformation: Nature-Deficit Disorder | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Take a Hike: How to Make Being Outdoors In

Take a Hike: How to Make Being Outdoors In | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Credit: Mark Todd Though his parents once lived in the countryside in Mexico, Juan Martinez grew up in crowded Los Angeles, barely noticing the earth and sky that was masked by the concrete and smo (Discover how to get your students #learning #outdoors:...
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Misdiagnosis: Local Cure for ADHD/Nature Deficit Disorder ...

Misdiagnosis: Local Cure for ADHD/Nature Deficit Disorder ... | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
When you watch the 2:24 minute video, below, is this your first thought? "OMG! That's dangerous. Somebody could lose an eye." ▷ Nature Warriors with Marghanita Hughes - YouTube. If you're struck with horror, perhaps ...
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NATURE WAS MY RITALIN: What The New York Times Isn’t Telling You About ADHD : The New Nature Movement

NATURE WAS MY RITALIN: What The New York Times Isn’t Telling You About ADHD : The New Nature Movement | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature
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Think ADD is a serious societal epidemic? Well, maybe...

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Battery Children and Nature Deficit Disorder | Vista Magazine

Battery Children and Nature Deficit Disorder | Vista Magazine | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Battery Children and Nature Deficit Disorder. by Michael Bloch. October 5, 2013. Screen shot 2013-10-04 at 10.07.58 PM. Some of the fondest memories of childhood are my dad and I fishing. Just him and I, a couple of fishing rods and the ...
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American Kids Don’t Know How to Explore. Maybe What They Need Is Forest Kindergarten.

American Kids Don’t Know How to Explore. Maybe What They Need Is Forest Kindergarten. | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
In their new book, The App Generation, education professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis argue that kids today are becoming more risk averse.
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Yes, yes, yes.

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How children lost the right to roam in four generations

When George Thomas was eight he walked everywhere.
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This article is an older one but I still think of it often. The map is quite interesting.

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THE WISDOM OF ONE PLACE: Why We Need to Know Where We Are : The New Nature Movement

THE WISDOM OF ONE PLACE: Why We Need to Know Where We Are : The New Nature Movement | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature
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"My students’ indifference to nature facts, I now understand, was a symptom of a broader blindness to essential relationships in their lives."

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Getting dirty may be healthy - Troy Media

Getting dirty may be healthy - Troy Media | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
Getting dirty may be healthy
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Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, says people who spend too little time outdoors experience a range of behavioural problems, which he calls “nature deficit disorder”.
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More evidence that being in nature is critical to health.

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Whose fire is it anyway?

Whose fire is it anyway? | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
This post looks at fires, the value of fire in children’s play and learning, and the sometimes problematic attitudes and actions of the fire authorities. It starts with a personal anecdote.
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If we can't use fire how can we ever understand how to have a safe relationship with it?

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The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."  ~John Muir In my last blog on the growing numbers of kids being ...
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What is nature deficit disorder?

What is nature deficit disorder? | Nature Deficit Disorder | Scoop.it
My brother Paul, who started this blog with me a few years ago, used a phrase recently that I’ve not heard before – ‘nature deficit disorder’. He’s been involved with a nascent conservation program...

Via Kerry Logan
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