March 12, 2014
at Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop
Paid lots nearby on Fisher Loop, Taylor Road, and at the Main Post Parade Ground.
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The Hybrid Mind:
Balancing Nature and Technology
“The more high-tech our lives become,
the more nature we need.”
— Richard Louv
In his latest book, The Nature Principle, bestselling author Richard Louv offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology, and challenges us to rethink the way
Louv explains how we can tap into the restorative powers of nature, and offers practical tips about how
to bring nature back into our lives via “deep green exercise”. His work is supported by groundbreaking
research (hospital patients with tree views need less pain medication than those with brick views) and
compelling personal stories (bear-sniffing with his family in Alaska). He believes that by creating a “nature-rich”
society, we can boost our mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter
and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.
Richard Louv is an acclaimed journalist and author of eight books, a frequent speaker, co-founder and
chairman emeritus of the Children and Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org) and past advisor to
the Ford Foundation. His bestselling book Last Child in the Woods sparked an international movement to
reconnect kids and nature. In it, he coined the now oft-used term, “Nature-Deficit Disorder.” He is a
recipient of the National Audubon Society’s Audubon Medal, among many other honors.
SPEAK is pleased to host Richard Louv in partnership with the Presidio Trust, which stewards the
Presidio in conjunction with the National Park Service. To learn more about Louv, visit www.richardlouv.com. For information about the Presidio Trust, visit www.presidio.gov.