NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 virus I have had to suspend operation of my Wild Side of Art Educational Outreach program until it is shown to be safe to resume.
"Nature-deficit disorder" is the loss of connection children increasingly feel with the natural world. It is not a clinically recognized condition, but rather a term to evoke a loss of communion with other living things. Nature-deficit disorder affects "health, spiritual well-being, and many other areas, including people's ability to feel ultimately alive."
I believe that all children should have equal opportunity to experience nature and a family's ability to pay should not be a deterrent to gaining these experiences and that nature-deficit disorder is something we can eradicate.
That is why I provide free distribution of my nature based books to the poor and under-privileged through my Wild Side of Art Educational Outreach program. I believe that these books will provide children with the inspiration to want more contact with nature, to make a greater investment in nature and to learn that protecting the natural world is not only required to save the creatures that we share this world with, but for our own survival as well.