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The links and books below help illuminate the philosophy and theories behind our Nature Immersion philosophy.

  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, ©2005

​This is the first groundbreaking book to bring together a body of research indicating that the absence of nature in the lives of today's wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends: the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.  Direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.

  • Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv, ©2016


  • Growing Up Wild – Exploring Nature with Young Children by The Council For Environmental Education, ©2009


  • A Child’s Work – the importance of fantasy play by Vivian Gussin Paley, University of Chicago Press, ©2004


  • Place-Based Education by David Sobel, The Orion Society, ©2004

  • Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors by David Sobel, Green Writers Press,  ©2018

  • Adventure - The Value of Risk in Children's Play by Joan Almon, Alliance for Childhood, ©2013

This book is an exploration of why children need adventurous play and how they successfully cope with it through risk-assessment.  They are then prepared to meet life’s challenges.

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