Children in the US city of Grand Rapids will have more opportunities to play, learn and explore thanks to a $1million ‘natural spaces’ grant.
The Michigan state city is to reap the benefits of another initiative...Read more
An international coalition of environmentalists and urbanists has published a call for action ‘to prioritize children’s needs for their optimal health and development by creating liveable cities that enhance their wellbeing and integrate nature’ into...Read more
In this second part of their article about revisioning outdoor space as places of belonging, Jordin Simons and Victoria Derr explore one approach to building community connections to parks through a statewide initiative to engage children...Read more
Many children from lower income families do not get the opportunity to enjoy nature, even close to their homes. In this article, Nancy Vielmas and Victoria Derr, of the California State University, Monterey Bay, describe Return of...Read more
A high level international seminar series is focusing its current programme on the issue of children’s access to green space. Adrian Voce reports.
The Salzburg Global Seminar series is holding a 5-day programme, which began on 18 March,...Read more
A new study from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan in Canada suggests that children who play outside are more likely to protect nature as adults.
Protecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids...Read more
This new award-winning documentary reveals the stark contrasts between America’s obsession with standardized tests, at the cost of everything else, and Scandinavia’s embrace of all things nature-based. It’s clear which is the more successful approach.
An exciting number of studies are demonstrating the important health benefits nature provides for children (Chawla 2015). Two studies published this summer also show these health benefits can last into adulthood (Pensini, Horn and Caltabiano...Read more