5thDecember 2023

Guidance for Outdoor Mental Health Interventions: IOL releases Statements of Good Practice

05.12.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) share statements which set out a view on competence when combining mental health and well-being interventions with outdoor learning. This includes a great summary video on ‘An introduction to Outdoor Therapy’ which sets the context for this approach. The primary goal was to develop [...]

17thOctober 2023

The World’s First Forest School Research Symposium 2024: Call for Papers

17.10.23|Categories: Events, Research|Tags: , , , |

This conference is being hosted by The University of Liverpool in partnership with the Forest School Association, the professional body for Forest School in the United Kingdom. The event will be held from the 26th – 28th June 2024. This forum offers space to present research and to explore existing [...]

17thOctober 2023

The stats support nature for mental health

17.10.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

In their latest bulletin, the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) noted World Mental Health Day . Check out the C&NN handy stat sheet which focuses on nature’s benefits for mental health and well-being. The bulletin also shares an article 4 ways nature improves your mental health.  Read more children and [...]

10thOctober 2023

Building Pedagogies for Early Childhood Education in a Time of Environmental Uncertainty

10.10.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This research paper (Jørgensen-Vittersø, Blenkinsop, Heggen, & Neegaard) is published in the 135th Canadian Journal of Environmental Education Vol. 25 (2022): Wild Pedagogies . The article explores two pedagogies, one influenced by friluftsliv and the other wild pedagogies. The theoretical section focuses on three key components: childhood, knowledge, and nature. These [...]

14thSeptember 2023

Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland – literature and policy review published

14.09.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Play Scotland have published Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland. The review draws together how children and young people’s rights relate to place, and how and why children and young people should be further involved in place-based decision-making. Some or all of these issues also affect young adults aged [...]

12thSeptember 2023

How will the climate and nature crises impact young people? A briefing report.

12.09.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This report (May 2023) by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), provides a briefing for charities and funders. Read the summary introduction and the full report. The report presents the findings of a rapid literature review of the impact of the climate and nature crises on young people, as well as available [...]

10thAugust 2023

Measuring nature connection in nature-based programmes

10.08.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

A number of outdoor programmes try and discover out if this has positively influenced  participants' connection to nature. Alexia Barrable has been involved in the following: This review aims to offer an overview of the interventions identified, provide a snapshot of the current state of the literature, briefly present themes [...]