Richard Louv

Author, 'Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder,' 'Vitamin N,' and 'The Nature Principle' and Chairman emeritus, Children & Nature Network

Richard Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, is a journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle, and, most recently, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. He is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Times of London, and other newspapers and magazines, and was a columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has appeared on The Early Show, Good Morning America, Today, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, NPR's Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, and many other programs. He speaks frequently in the U.S. and abroad, and in 2008 he received the Audubon Medal. For more information, visit