Richard Louv is chairman of the Children and Nature Network. He is author of ‘Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder’, and the inspiration behind NUFG‘s Kamarooka activity.
In his book Louv argues that “today, kids are well aware of the global threats to the environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
Louv says that many parents are aware of the global threats to the environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
Louv says that many parents are aware of the change, and they sense its importance.
Psychologists reported in 2003 that nature in or around the home, or simply a room with a view of a natural landscape, helped protect the psychological well-being of the children. ”
The Northern United Forestry Group (NUFG ) are providing a helpful, no cost remedy to this problem on Sunday 28th of September, at the Kamarooka Education Centre. Located just a couple of kms north west from Kamarooka township the centre is located amidst 50 ha of picturesque farm forest and saltbush plantations.
Join the NUFG on Sunday 28th of September to celebrate 10 years of the Kamarooka project with a no cost fun family day including children’s nature trail, (with prizes), sausage sizzle and birthday cake and fairy bread. Site tours available.
REQUIREMENTS: Water bottle, sensible shoes, sunscreen and hat.
Booking is essential and closes 5pm Wednesday 24 September.
LOCATION: Elmore-Tandarra Rd, Kamarooka.
Follow signs on the Bendigo-Tennyson Rd, Kamarooka (30km north of Bendigo)
CONTACT: Bookings & enquiries: Robyn or Andy
PHONE: 0417 100 818 or (03) 5436 9251 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org