Iris was on the Today Show!

July 16, 2008 – 11:09 pm

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!

  1. 4 Responses to “Iris was on the Today Show!”

  2. Heh. Congrats!

    By ClintJCL on Jul 17, 2008

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

    By ClintJCL on Jul 17, 2008

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

    By Ryan Somma on Jul 20, 2008

  5. 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.

    By Vicky on Jul 21, 2008

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