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My interview with Richard Louv

It was an honor to finally meet the author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle.  At the time of our interview I had already been working on Nature Kids for two years. Nearly everyone I had met during the production of Nature Kids was in someway inspired by the work of this man. What would he be like? What would he say?  Needless to say, I was a little taken by surprise when he began our interview by telling me his name was Tom Waits and that he sings…


Added by Kenny Ballentine on September 5, 2012 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Nature Kids: The Finishing Touches

What is Nature Kids?

In the not-too-distant past an American childhood was defined by unsupervised time outdoors. It was a time when kids could explore woods, play in creeks, build forts, and stay out until the lights came on. Sadly, the days of a free-range childhood seem to be far behind us. Urbanization, technological advances, the loss of green public spaces and fear have given rise to an indoor and plugged-in generation. Today the average American spends 90% of…


Added by Kenny Ballentine on September 3, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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