Author of the International Bestseller “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder”.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of 10 books. He is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization that together with his books helped launch an international movement to connect children, families and communities to nature.
His work and keynote speeches have been focusing on nature-deficit disorder; on the importance of children’s and adults’ exposure to nature for their health; and on the need for environmental protection and preservation for greater access to nature and the health of the Earth.
Alex started out as a teacher in London, before joining Teach For All, a growing network of organizations working in sixty countries worldwide to ensure all children fulfil their potential, where he now heads the Global Learning Lab. He's fortunate to spend his time travelling the world in search of the future of learning, and has written about his experiences for the Guardian, Financial Times, and Wired. He presented The Learning Revolution, a three part series on the future of education for BBC Radio 4, and is the author of Natural Born Learners, a guide to transforming learning in the twenty-first century.