4thAugust 2022

Developing nature based skills in young people and connecting children to nature in urban settings

04.08.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cities Connecting Children to Nature have shared some great resources. These are designed  to support those working to connect urban children to nature and develop outdoor nature based skills in young people.  The strategic toolkit and guidance document are set in the US context, but will be of value to [...]

21stJuly 2022

A review of Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Children’s Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development

21.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Nature-based early childhood education and children's social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed methods systematic review  has been published 13 May 2022 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It has been shared by Shared by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The [...]

21stJuly 2022

Practitioner Guide to Assessing Connection to Nature

21.07.22|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

This very useful guide provides a “one-stop shop” for the range of approaches which can be used for measuring nature connections and the impact of engagement programmes, activities and events. There are a range of measures described, designed for different purposes. This guide helps the practitioner to select the best [...]

6thJuly 2022

Research finds children’s mood and wellbeing improved by connection to nature activities

06.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This research paper Children’s perception of biodiversity in their school grounds and its influence on their wellbeing and resilience is shared in Journal of Environmental Psychology (Volume 67, February 2020, 101381). This research was carried out by University of Holloway of London (Louise N. Montgomery et al.) It explored whether engaging [...]

5thJuly 2022

International event calls for an investment in nature based education

05.07.22|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |

Finding Nature (29 June 2022) reports on this Stockholm+50  international event. A key message highlighted in the event report was on the human-nature relationship. “Expand and invest in nature-based education – Through education policy and school curricula that connect children with nature, education authorities and teachers could contribute to a [...]

5thJuly 2022

Britain ranks bottom in Europe for nature connectedness

05.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

This article in the Guardian (23 June 2022) reports that ‘out of 14 nations surveyed, UK citizens measured lowest for their oneness with the natural world’. It also states that Britain has ‘lost more wildlife than any other G7 country and been shown to be one of the most nature-depleted countries on the planet.’

7thJune 2022

Children & Nature Network 2022 Inside-Out International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

07.06.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

The Children and Nature Network have shared (June 2022) how more than 700 leaders working to connect children to the benefits of nature gathered for the 2022 Inside-Out International Conference in May 2022. Take a look at the Keynotes and Plenaries from Richard Louv and Dr Jane Goodall, plus more [...]