On this weeks Manuscript Monday Meredith recommends How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D. Sampson.
Humans have become more and more disconnected to nature, often viewing themselves as separate from nature. Scientists and news casters have told us: nature immersion improves our health and well-being. And perhaps, intrinsically most of us already knew that. The conundrum: how do we get back into nature?
In this book, Sampson discusses the benefits of nature while offering techniques to become a nature mentor, and help foster nature connection in the next generation.
Sampson’s love of nature comes out through his writing. There is a particularly beautiful story he tells his daughter about the beginning of the universe. My own children love to hear that story. His enthusiasm is inspiring and motivating.
This book is for people in the city or country. Nature is something we all need. In light of the climate crisis, the need for nature connection is more important than ever.