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The Child in Nature

By Robert J. Korpella

First posted on 03-08-2013

Miranda Anderson grew up with a respect for nature. Her parents led her in that direction. She had her own kayak by the time she was five, and she floated it in the ocean—a lot. Miranda hopes to become a marine biologist one day but for now, she’s in demand as a public speaker, writes frequently for The Children & Nature Network, and makes films. It’s easy to forget that Miranda is a 13-year-old middle school student.

The film is a little under 16 minutes long, and you can watch it below. I thought I’d catch a few minutes of it after reading about Miranda on the Springfield Master Naturalist blog. Instead, this video grabbed me. Miranda has done a masterful job with filming, editing, and with the information she provides. It won’t take long to realize it’s produced from the heart.

Since she’s focused on nature deficit disorder, Miranda interviewed Richard Louv, the author who first described the term in his book, Last Child in the Woods. She included parts of that interview in her film.

You can find out more about Miranda and the making of her film by clicking here. But first, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and give the video a watch:


Thanks for this!  Really encouraging!!!

By Janet Reeder on March 12, 2013 - 9:28 am

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