The event will feature a keynote address by Richard Louv, author of several books including Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle and co-founder and chairman of the Children and Nature Network in the USA. Louv coined the term 'nature?deficit disorder' to describe the disturbing disconnect between people, particularly children, and nature. He outlines the positive effects of nature on the development of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and creative skills in children.
Richard will be accompanied by Australian experts from a variety of fields to talk about the importance of nature in children's development, as well as discuss the role that technology can play in nature education and in children’s engagement with nature.
This is your opportunity to meet one of the world's leading international speakers, whose writings and associated research are influencing programs and policies around the world. Learn about new education tools and be inspired! Read more