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.
Making schoolyards greener can contribute to the ‘re-naturing’ of cities. In turn, this can help climate resilience across the world. Child in the City (5 August 2021) reports from this Netherlands study.
This Child in the City article (20 July 2021) notes UNICEF’s new report which highlights evidence to show that green spaces can provide enormous benefits to children and should be easily accessible to all young people living in cities.
This article in Elm Magazine by Anna Pöysä (16 March 2021) reflects on the advantages of intergenerational learning, and the work on this subject by Greg Mannion, University of Stirling. This includes opportunities to reshape city spaces, and considerations of climate change and sustainability.
Science Direct shares this Environmental International paper (Vol 154, September 2021) Exposure to nature and mental health outcomes during COVID-19 lockdown. A comparison between Portugal and Spain. This found that exposure to nature was associated with better mental health outcomes during lockdowns, but the natural features associated with improved mental [...]
Services supporting outdoor learning are provided by these Scottish organisations.