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 On Thursday, September 22,

Richard Louv,

author of nine books about the connections between family, nature and community including Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and, most recently, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life, will speak at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain. 

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The title of his talk is “The Hybrid Mind: The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” The event will be held at 7:00 pm in the Washburn Center. The program will also include a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Vitamin N, his latest book, will be available for purchase at the event.


The evening is being sponsored by the Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) as a preconference event for the organization's 25th Anniversary Conference which will be held at the Blue Ridge Assembly September 23 - 25. EENC members can attend the presentation for free!  Admission for non-EENC members is $10.00.

 When:  22 Sep 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location:  YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain- Washburn Center


  • EENC Member – Free – but you must register to reserve your seat
  • Multiple Registrations or Groups – $10.00 (USD)
  • Non-Member – $10.00 (USD)
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, September 14th.



Registration closes Wednesday, September 14th. You must register to attend this event!  Even if you are have already registered for the EENC conference.  Visit for details.  


 The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is located in the heart of Western North Carolina in beautiful Black Mountain, NC.

Please visit the Blue Ridge Assembly website for directions from the various locations listed below:

 YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

84 Blue Ridge Circle - Black Mountain, NC 28711  (click map below to link to Google Maps)
Phone 828-669-8422

Information & Registration

 Lasting Legacies

25th Annual Conference Environmental Educators of North Carolina

September 23-25, 2016

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Black Mountain, NC  


2016 Conference Package


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