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Cactus Book Club: ‘Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder’ by Richard Louv

Wed 03/06/24
5:30PM
18+
learn
Free

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Join us March 6th at 5:30pm for Cactus Book Club. The Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (SSCHC)’s Department of Environmental Health and Community Wellness will lead the conversation on Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. This is “the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—and many are right in our own backyard”.

Recommended bookseller: Lion’s Tooth

The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that seeks to improve the health and well-being of Milwaukee and surrounding communities by providing quality patient-centered family-based health care, health education, and social services that are free from linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers. Among other things, the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness seeks to leverage the protective effects of nature by offering environmental health learning opportunities for children and families throughout the year that are free from linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers. Find out how to become a patient or participate in programming at: www.sschc.org

Cactus Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 at Cactus Club (in the back venue room or outside patio, weather permitting). Each month a different business, community organization, collective, or artist chooses the book and leads the discussion. We read fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on works by women, LGBTQ+, POC, and/or otherwise under-published groups. You don’t have to finish reading the book to attend. 18+. All book club meetings are free. No registration required.