It was a joy to meet Richard Louv at the “Children in Nature” New York Conference on May 2nd, 2009. His book Last Child In The Woods gives voice to something I have always felt intuitively, the importance of being in nature for the health and vitality of our children. In another book, Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, He stresses the importance of children being outside, experiencing nature. I completely agree with him and make sure that my two daughters spend plenty of time outside and hiking in the woods. Louv has shown how an increase in attention disorders, obesity, and depression is linked to a nature-deficient childhood. There is now a growing international movement to see that more children are exposed routinely to nature.