18thApril 2024

Democracy Matters – Children’s Parliament Report now live

18.04.24|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

The Children’s Parliament have shared a report which links in with Learning for Sustainability. It is summarised here and also available to download. The report shares reflections of community. This includes how children appreciate being able to enjoy the outdoors, like rivers and beaches where they can swim, or green [...]

16thApril 2024

Nourishing children’s sense of wonder

16.04.24|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

The Children & Nature Network have signposted this article by Scottish poet John Burnside in the New Statesman (3 April 2024). This argues that ‘nothing is more character-forming than enthusiasm for the natural world, and the openness and attentiveness it fosters’.

18thJuly 2023

Children have a skewed view of the natural world – but it doesn’t have to be that way

18.07.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This article in the Conversation (13 July 2023) reports the survey results of a large group of children. They were asked to draw a picture of their local park or garden, and to label all the animals they thought lived there. Their drawings reflected a bias towards larger more charismatic [...]

13thJune 2023

How the natural environment can support children and young people

13.06.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This Natural England report (October 2022) focuses on how the natural environment can support children and young people. It summarises evidence of the links between the natural environment and a range of outcomes based on rapid reviews. The report is aimed at: policy makers; practitioners; practice enablers (including Natural England); [...]

18thMay 2023

The Children’s People and Nature Survey for England: 2022 update; plus NatureScot outdoor learning research

18.05.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This UK Government webpage provides valuable summary statistics as headline findings on the ‘Children’s People and Nature Survey’ carried out by English Nature. It provides information on how children and young people in England experience and think about the natural environment. Any changes in trends between 2021 and 2022 are [...]