Doug Walker Lecture with Richard Louv

EarthLab Presents the 2018 Doug Walker Lecture with Richard Louv

Join University of Washington’s EarthLab for an evening with our 2018 Doug Walker Lecturer, Richard Louv. A journalist and the author of nine books, including “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder,” “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Nature in a Virtual World” and “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life,” Louv will discuss the central role nature plays in human health and well-being at every age and stage of life.

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

Where: Benaroya Hall | Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, WA 98101

Cost: $8

*Concessions available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m. Doors to the lecture hall will open at 6 p.m.

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About the speaker

Richard LouvRichard Louv sparked a conversation that led to an international movement to reconnect kids and nature. He coined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” influenced national policy, and inspired campaigns in more than 80 cities, states, and provinces throughout North America. His books have been translated into 13 languages, published in 17 countries and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.

Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the international movement to connect people and communities to the natural world. With artist Robert Bateman, he serves as honorary co-chair of Canada’s Child in Nature Alliance.

In 2008, was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Prior recipients include Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson and President Jimmy Carter. Louv has also received the 2009 International Making Cities Livable Jane Jacobs Award, 2008 San Diego Zoological Society Conservation Medal, 2008 George B. Rabb Conservation Medal from the Chicago Zoological Society and the 2007 Cox Award, Clemson University’s highest honor for “sustained achievement in public service.”

About the Doug Walker Lecture

The Doug Walker Lecture presented by the University of Washington’s EarthLab embodies Doug Walker’s love of the outdoors and his belief that recreation in the natural world plays a critical role in our human experience. Doug Walker, along with his wife Maggie, was a founding co-chair of the College of the Environment’s Advisory Board until he passed away in 2015. He was an active supporter of charitable, environmental and community organizations.

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