All across the country, Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods has opened up discussions, spawned reading groups and brought together individuals and organizations with a common interest in conservation and the environment.
Prairie Plains Resource Institute has something positive to offer for the future of Nebraska and the Great Plains. The Academy for Great Plains Restoration and The Prairie School are new programs of the Charles L. Whitney Education Center, presently under construction and located on the scenic Platte River bluffs in Hamilton County, Nebraska (see “Education in a Barn,” Prairie Fire, October 2007). Our aim is to connect people with a regional vision for renewal. This connection will be forged by building on the foundation of Prairie Plains Resource Institute’s time-tested strengths: ecological restoration and land education conducted within a social and cultural framework.