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Connections: Nature Deficit Disorder

Nov 22, 2016

Are American children suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder? That term has gained currency over the past decade, and a number of local parents and professionals feel it's on the mark. So what is it? Broadly speaking, it's a deficit from interaction with the outside world. 

Our guests go beyond that simple definition to discuss how education plays a role. In studio:

  • Lindsay Cray, CEO of Earthworks Institute
  • Evan Lowenstein, communications and special events/projects coordinator for the City of Rochester Public Market
  • Amy Jeary, director and teacher at Wren's Nest Waldorf Preschool
  • Jen Green, Ph.D. student in teaching and curriculum at the University of Rochester