Iris was on the Today Show!

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:



(youtube link)

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!

4 responses to “Iris was on the Today Show!

  1. That reminds me that I need to upload the video of when *I* was on TV!

  2. How totally awesome!!! And for an important issue nonetheless! Congratulations!

  3. Holy cow! That is great!

    “Nature Deficit Disorder”– I like that. I think I will make it life’s work to combat that horrible affliction.

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