26thJuly 2022

Socioeconomic inequality in Scottish children’s exposure to and use of natural space and private gardens, measured by GPS

26.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow have shared this study.  It  has been published in Landscape and Urban Planning (July 2022). The study describes ‘real’ use of natural spaces (which includes local greenspace) and private gardens within neighbourhoods. It found that 15% of children’s time outdoors, [...]

21stJuly 2022

Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood

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

This Special Issue “Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood” is in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). It seeks papers describing outdoor play and learning interventions and initiatives designed to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioural development of [...]

19thJuly 2022

Lyme Disease – be aware!

19.07.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , |

This campaign, launched by the Scottish Government, aims to raise awareness of tick bites and the symptoms of Lyme disease. This encourages people to take precautions when spending time outdoors this summer. A stakeholder toolkit containing key messages, top tips, social media assets and posts, and a poster which can [...]

14thJuly 2022

UK children’s access to urban greenspace ranks 26 out of 39 developed nations

14.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Greenspace Scotland report on this UNICEF research in their July bulletin. UNICEF has highlighted the importance of having good access to urban greenspace to children’s health and development. However, the UK was ranked fairly low in the league table in UNICEF's recent Report Card in developed nations, . Research, published [...]

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 [...]