Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health

Richard Louv explains how society can overcome nature-deficit disorder.

A young girl gazes at the desert landscape.


Image of the 125 Anniversary logo "I've been arguing for a while that connection to nature should be thought of as a human right," Richard Louv told the crowd assembled in the courtyard of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Louv was there to inspire the staff about the benefits of spending time outdoors.