School Outdoor Learning have shared this article on how Outdoor Learning Ethos Won Over Ofsted. They describe how a former head credits outdoor learning with turning his struggling school around. They saw improved academic attainment, pupils enjoying their learning and happier staff when they adopted an outdoor learning ethos. For [...]
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 [...]
Play Scotland has shared this new publication (July 2022) Nature-Based Play which is free to download. It has been produced in partnership between Arup and the Real Play Coalition. The publication explores the positive connections nature-based play can make between children’s wellbeing and climate resilience. This aims to inspire local [...]
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 [...]
Check out this post on Funding Nature (10 June 2022) Nature has to be more than our labels. It describes two studies which show that being disconnected from nature is linked to simplistic thinking about nature.
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.