Nature Deficit Disorder

The Critical Role of Environmental Education for your Child’s Future

Nature Deficit Disorder is not a medical condition — it describes our lack of a relationship to the environment. It hurts our children, our families, our communities, and our environment. Luckily, the cure starts in our own backyards.

What is Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD)?

What Should Every Parent Know about Nature Deficit Disorder?

Potential Consequences of NDD

School Based Solutions

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Michael Bentley, Ed.D.

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Michael Bentley, Ed.D.

Michael L. Bentley retired from the Science Teacher Education Program at the University of Tennessee and now serves as Board Co-chair for Community High School, Roanoke, VA. He continues his work in science and environmental education.

Executive Editor:
National Environmental Education Foundation

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