Saturday, October 26, 2013

NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER: A PROBLEM OF THE 21ST CENTURY


Thanks are due to my dear friend and colleague Füsun Savcı for this wonderful post
The 21st century with its tower blocks and rapidly disappearing countryside has given rise to a grave new problem: nature deficit disorder, which wreaks havoc with one’s quality of life and shortens one’s life span. Familiarize yourself with the problem via the link below, read up on it, watch the suggested videos and write an essay analyzing the causes and suggesting solutions.
Familiarize yourself with the problem by studying the link below:
Reading material to annotate:
1.       “Do Trees on Streets Make People Happy?”  By: Vanessa Barford http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11889768
2.       “Back to Nature: Understanding ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’” By: Network Ireland http://networkmagazine.ie/articles/back-nature-understanding-nature-deficit-disorder
3.       “Decline of the Biology Nerds” By: Nessa Carrey, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nessa-carey/science-education_b_3792091.html
4.       “Analysis: Animals Can Help Tackle Nature Deficit” By: Chris West http://www.scotsman.com/news/analysis-animals-can-help-tackle-nature-deficit-1-3008889
Videos to watch and take notes from:
1.       Videos about Last Child in the Woods” http://richardlouv.com/books/last-child/videos/

2.       Nature Deficit Disorder” http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/nature-deficit-disorder/

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