Last month, we heard about a KIVA outing here in Roanoke to get families and their kids to come out for a short hike and bug hunt. Turns out the Today Show was filming a story about “nature deficit disorder”, the idea that kids just aren’t getting out and connecting with nature as much as they used to. Iris brought a little glass jar to collect bugs and other creatures she found on the hike, and she scored a small interview with the Today Show folks:
We were pretty excited to see her on national TV!
Here is the entire news story:
(msnbc video link)
She has a small appearance at about 1:23 into the second video (she’s on the right, bending down to look and then moving away). Her little interview starts at 2:14. I’m very proud of her!