Nature-Deficit Disorder: Do You Have It?
Take the Nature-Deficit Disorder Survey Here
Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder has coined the term "nature-deficit disorder." In April 2005, The New York Times published an article describing Louv's concern that children these days are Growing Up Denatured. To find out if his students were experiencing "nature-deficit disorder," Dave Wood, an 8th grade teacher at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C., compiled the following survey and asked his students to take it after reading the article Growing Up Denatured. You can try this in your school. Have your students read the two-page review and then set them loose to interview their parents and guardians.