Our Wild Calling
In modern times, humans spend a majority of their lives in isolation. This has left many of us craving deeper connections with our family, friends, and neighbors. In his new book, Our Wild Calling, world-renowned nature author Richard Louv offers an antidote for human loneliness by exploring our relationships with those we often forget about — the animals around us. Louv will join us to discuss how connecting with animals positively impacts our health and what we should be doing to support and protect the nonhuman animals that we share this planet with.
The event will be streamed here: https://www.watch.psu.edu/shavers-creek/
Meet the expert
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder; The Nature Principle; and Vitamin N. His new book is Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs. Translated into 22 languages, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children, their families, and communities to nature.
Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures — not out of fear, but out of love. Transformative and inspiring, this book points us toward what we all long for in the age of technology: real connection.
“Richard Louv has done it again. A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals.”
— Bill McKibben, author of Falter
About the Human Nature Series
Shaver’s Creek has partnered with local businesses including Webster’s Bookstore Cafe, ClearWater Conservancy, and Purple Lizard Maps to bring you the Human Nature Series. These workshops explore the health benefits associated with spending time in natural spaces and encourage participants to connect with the Earth around us; it is human nature, afterall. This season, join Shaver’s Creek, local experts, and best-selling nature writers as we bridge the gap between our health and the natural world. All events are free and open to the public.
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The Original Social Distancer: Guidance During a Pandemic, featuring David Gessner, New York Times bestselling author
May 17, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Responsible Recreation, featuring Dan Trew, Adventure Coordinator at ClearWater Conservancy, and Drew Lehnerd, Leave No Trace Master Educator
Register for May 23, 2020
Online registration is closed.