WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN NATURE?

  • Patricia Hasbach, Ph.D., Author, “Ecopsychology: Science, Totems and the Technological Species”
  • Richard Louv, Chairman Emeritus, Children & Nature Network, Author, “Last Child in the Woods” and “The Nature Principle”
  • Andrew Sansom, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

International leaders emphasized the efficacy of using technology to inspire, encourage, and augment the experiences of nature play and learning. There is ample evidence that direct contact with nature is essential for our psychological and physical well-being. This session addressed the complexities and challenges as we seek to find a balance between direct experience with nature and a technologically-mediated one.

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