Mother earth knows best (cont’d)

By |2014-01-27T15:57:00-05:00January 27th, 2014|Field School|

“Our educational system thinks that if they’re not tying computers into their lessons, than they’re not providing full service to their kids,” O’ Connor says. Increased technology, both in school and at home, is a major part of Louv’s Nature Deficit Disorder theory. Studies done by The Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle [...]

Mother earth knows best

By |2014-01-23T15:51:00-05:00January 23rd, 2014|Field School|

One of our UVM interns from last semester, Melanie Wetmore, wrote a paper on Nature Deficit Disorder, a proposed framework for understanding the effects of our cultural disconnect from nature. Presented here is a shortened version of her essay. Enjoy!Mother Earth Knows BestWhy reconnecting children with nature might just be the cure for America’s newest [...]