Research

Find updates on play, learning, and the environment, from across the wider network in Scotland – and beyond.

9thAugust 2022

Urban trees and ecosystem services – useful resources

Are you a secondary school or tertiary student researching trees in and around your setting grounds? You might be interested to see this research survey information from i-Tree Eco. This includes i-Tree Eco Edinburgh and i-Tree Eco Glasgow. Discover more about the ecosystem services provided by urban trees. Find more [...]

4thAugust 2022

Call for more city parks to improve children’s lungs

Child in the City (29 July 2022) have shared findings from a study which took place in the Portuguese city of Porto. This study suggests that more must be done to ensure children have access to parks and other green spaces to improve their lung health. The study, published in the [...]

2ndAugust 2022

Do different amounts of nature exposure in childhood affect adult sensory processes?

This study examined the mediating role of sensory profiles in the relationships between childhood nature exposure, and adulthood nature relatedness and creativity. Results suggest that children with lower levels of nature exposure grow up to exhibit a high tendency to miss subtle sensory stimuli. In turn, this sensory processing pattern  [...]

27thJuly 2022

Let’s make nature relevant for all cultures

The Children & Nature Network latest bulletin reminds us all of the importance of cultural relevancy and understanding when engaging communities with nature. They share papers in their research library on how different people, including children, engage with nature in different places.