Debby Hanrahan
  • Des Plaines, IL
  • United States
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Nature Instructor
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Friendship Park Conservatory
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I am a certified Illinois teacher, avid gardener, and lover of nature.

I am deeply concerned about the future of nature on Earth. I believe the children of today can save our beautiful planet.

Children are naturally curious about their surroundings. Unfortunately, many are spending an unbalanced amount of time away from nature looking at ‘screens’. On average, this can be as much as seven hours per day! http://www.screenfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/screentimefs.pdf
This unbalance can create Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD), https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38094186. NDD is a fairly new phenomenon which can cause (among others) anxiety and depression.

This year my goal is to educate parents on the symptoms and treatment NDD which correlates directly to little time spent in nature.

My hope is to call attention to the beauty of nature to all those I meet.

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