This article in Finding Nature (January 25, 2023) explores the positive impact of changing a nature experience into a more emotional experience. Research findings suggest that activating a sense of joy while bird watching heightens the benefits further. Check out the list of bird species were shown, in this study, to [...]
Muddy Faces provide a link on their outdoor practitioner hub to access and download Issues 1-4 of their online magazines for FREE. These issues focus on Health & Wellbeing, Forest School, Handwashing outdoors, and Outdoor Clothing, with feature articles and activity ideas. Perfect for Early Years, primary schools, Forest School [...]
In this blog post on Finding Nature (January 9, 2023) Professor Miles Richardson describes this ongoing horizon scan which aims to identify ‘emerging issues and opportunities affecting woodland management in the UK over the next 50 years’. As part of this exercise, Prof. Richardson welcomes comments on how the social, [...]
This paper ‘School-based outdoor education and teacher subjective well-being: An exploratory study’ published 15 December 2022, describes a teacher survey carried out in Québec, Canada, during COVID-19. This study explored the possible relationships between outdoor education and preschool and primary school teachers’ subjective well-being (SWB). The study findings suggests that [...]
This Guardian article (20 October 2022) reports on the Our Bright Future scheme, which improved 3,000 community spaces. Participants noted a confidence and wellbeing boost. Young people's skills were also improved. The Our Bright Future programme led to almost 9,000 young people gaining qualifications and 1,600 getting work experience.
Child in the City (29 July 2022) have shared findings from a study which took place in the Portuguese city of Porto. This study suggests that more must be done to ensure children have access to parks and other green spaces to improve their lung health. The study, published in the [...]
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 [...]