Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book The Nature Principle, offers a vision of the future where lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology in order to promote better physical, psychological and spiritual health. His previous book, Last Child in the Woods stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv coined the term “Nature-deficit Disorder” which has become the defining phrase of this important issue and he is the founding chairman of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world. Louv has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, and other major publications.
DAWN SCOTT earned her MFA at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver where she recently played Ophelia and Rosencrantz in Hamlet and Marianne in Tartuffe. Her San Francisco Bay Area credits include the roles in Beehive, After the Fall, and Blood Wedding. Ms. Scott works and practices at Spirit Rock, a dharma center dedicated to reconnecting humans to themselves, to nature, and to life itself through silence and mindful attention.