How Grandparents Into Nature Began
a geologist, educator/trainer, speaker and author,
Doc Rock (Barbara Joyce Frank)
has spent her career helping people of all ages connect deeply with
Since returning to the United States 20 years ago, she became
concerned about the trend for children to spend hours in cyberspace
and less and less time outdoors. In 2005, Richard Louv in his
landmark book Last Child in the Woods coined the term
Nature Deficit Disorder to focus attention on this phenomenon
and the consequences for healthy childhood development and for the
physical and emotional health of children and adults.
same time, Doc Rock became a grandmother, which intensified her
passion around this issue. It was then that she came up with the
idea to harness the love and devotion of grandparents to restore the
bond of children and Nature.
The company Grandparents Into Nature was
created to inspire, educate and motivate grandparents to take their
grandchildren by the hand to enjoy and learn about Nature together:
the best gift of all.