Richard Louv will present to the Weantinoge Heritage Trust, Connecticut’s largest land trust, at its Midsummer Gala.
His attendance at the Weantinoge gala signals another growing awareness: that if children are not raised to be interested in the natural world they will not seek to conserve it in the future.
“This year our focus is on getting children more connected with nature, on getting them outside,” said Weantinoge board member Lisa Mahar. “Richard is one of the leading experts on that. His position is that since the late 1980s children have stopped going outside.”
Those who want to learn more and contribute toward Weantinoge’s educational outreach may inquire about tickets, which begin at $1,000, by calling 860-927-1927.