We have provided some readings that will help you to better understand the importance of our youth connecting with the outdoors. We've also included some resources to assist you in getting more involved. 

The Nature Principle

by Richard Louv. In his new book published in May 2011, Richard Louv makes a convincing case that through a nature-balanced existence—driven by sound economic, social, and environmental solutions—the human race can and will thrive. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live. 

Last Child in the Woods

by Richard Louv. This expanded and updated edition includes new research, a progress report on the Leave No Child Inside movement, an added Field Guide with 100 actions for families and communities, and 35 discussion points for book groups, classrooms, families and communities.