This article in Child in the City (18 August 2021) shares research findings that suggests that proximity to woodlands links with better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioural problems in children and young people. The lessons learned could help influence planning decisions in urban areas.
Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education commissioned ethnographic research with children aged 9 to 11, in May 2021. These children live in areas of multiple deprivation in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two Primary 6 groups learned about climate change and the natural world, across five weeks of outdoor workshops held in a local [...]
The Children & Nature Network have signposted research articles on parent-child communication in different contexts. Parent-child communications can improve in the outdoors. See how shared outdoor adventures can create, maintain and enhance family well-being.
This comprehensive article Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health by Jim Robbins published by the Yale School of the Environment (9 January 2021) points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing in adults and children, from the [...]
This new citizen science project co-designed between the Brennan Lab and (TCV) through MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research aims to understand tick activity in and around Scotland, and what viruses they are carrying. It will create educational resources for schools and families, allowing young people to learn more [...]