Learn With a Naturalist: Expand a Child's World

Nature-deficit disorder is a non-medical diagnosis first publicly described in 2008 by the author Richard Louv. It is now part of our everyday vocabulary. We have raised our awareness, but the problem remains. Children are plugged in: not to the natural world in which they live, but to electronic devices, with potentially dangerous consequences. Suzanne DeCoursey, the Center’s education manager, will give us an overview of the importance of the outdoors, including the research and impact on our children. She will also highlight ways adults can help bring relief to this very real problem.


Suzanne DeCoursey, Education Manager, Center for Environmental Inquiry, Sonoma State University


No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

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Margot Rawlins
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Sunday, November, 7, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am