Nearly every environmental change-maker in history was shaped by a strong connection to the particular place or landscape he or she called home. But many children today are glued to screens or stuck prepping for another standardized exam, while nature education and unstructured time outdoors have fallen by the wayside. If children are not given opportunities to connect with the natural world, who will be the stewards of the future?
This month, we’re excited to announce the publication of Leave No Child Inside, a new collection of essays from Orion, in which authors like Richard Louv, Belle Boggs, Elise Turner, and many others propose a radical reconnection of children and nature through education. By doing so, they argue, we build a society of better citizens—citizens empowered to fight for the places and communities they have come to love.
Here’s educator Louise Chowla, who provides the book’s Foreword:
“If we were to create communities and schools that educate children and youth to love the earth, know their place in the web of life, and act responsibly, what would they look like?”
These essays will inspire teachers and parents alike to share the wonders of nature. Help reinvent environmental education and a healthier, wilder vision of the future—pick up a copy of Leave No Child Inside today.