The Child and Nature Connection conference is this Saturday…May 14, 2008
Richard Louv asked us to post this great article:May 21, 2008
Lina Mendez Howison, Ph. D., has asked to join the Collaborative, and she sounds like a very interesting person! Here is her note:
My husband and I are in the process of putting together an 80-acre retreat in SE Ohio (Hamden, Ohio, some 85 miles from Columbus) with the specific aim of creating a way for children to connect with nature. It’s called Treebeard’s Retreat and our nascent website can be seen at www.treebeardsretreat.org.
I am de facto manager of this project, and Darla White suggested I become involved with the growing network of like-minded folks in this area who want to bring kids back to nature. I have had my nose to the grindstone for so long I forgot to notice that there were other crazy people like me and my husband who believe that this is the coolest way to spend one’s time and money. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to discover there is so much wonderful company on this journey.
If you could, please let me know how I might get more involved with the local network. We are looking forward to sharing our resources!
Lina Mendez Howison, Ph. D.