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22ndNovember 2022

Connection to Nature briefing

This Natural England briefing (published 7 November 2022) focuses on the evidence for connection to nature. It is one of a series that summarises evidence of the links between the natural environment and a range of outcomes. The notes are aimed at: policy makers, practitioners, practice enablers (including Natural England), [...]

8thNovember 2022

Outdoor play: benefits, influencing factors and actual behaviour of kids

Despite the benefits of outdoor play, fewer and fewer children are playing outside. This Child in the City article (3 November 2022) explores how many policy visions and investments are still based on assumptions made by officials or suppliers of play equipment.  When children are involved, they are often asked [...]

2ndNovember 2022

Generation Green Impact Report

The Field Studies Council have worked with YHA, National Parks, Scouts, Guiding and Outward Bound on the Generation Green project in England last year. This collaborative project engaged over 115,000 young people with nature, and included FSC biodiversity training, wildlife guides and school visits. Amongst its findings, the report found [...]