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Looking for research about environmental literacy, the benefits of connecting to nature, fostering environmental behaviors, and more? You’ve come to the right spot! This database is a collaboration between the North American Association for Environmental Education and the Children & Nature Network, with generous support from the Pisces Foundation and ee360. It combines research for the field of environmental education and the movement to connect children and nature, and includes multiple ways to search for articles, syntheses, and research summaries.  An exciting element of this database is that one of the search options aligns with the same five broad search categories (education, conservation, health, social justice, human development) used by the funding community so that researchers, practitioners, and funders alike can use the same uber taxonomy to find what they’re looking for. Learn more > 

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Children's interest in school garden projects, environmental motivation and intention to act: A case study from a primary school of Cyprus

Attending to student psychological needs may increase effectiveness of environmental education programs in promoting pro-environmental motivation and intention

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Christodoulou, A., & Korfiatis, K.. (2018). Children's interest in school garden projects, environmental motivation and intention to act: A case study from a primary school of Cyprus. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1419104
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Obstacles for school garden program success: Expert consensus to inform policy and practice

A consensus-driven process for identifying obstacles to the success of school gardens can inform policy and practice

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Diaz, J. M., Warner, L. A., Webb, S., & Barry, D.. (2018). Obstacles for school garden program success: Expert consensus to inform policy and practice. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1450170
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Pupils' environmental awareness of natural protected areas: The case of Zakynthos Island

Making the Case for Place-Based Experiental Learning Near Protected Areas

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Martinis, A., Kabassi, K., Dimitriadou, C., & Karris, G.. (2018). Pupils' environmental awareness of natural protected areas: The case of Zakynthos Island. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 17(2), 106 - 123. presented at the 2018/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1366883
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Science training and environmental journalism today: Effects of science journalism training for midcareer professionals

Scientist-Journalist Interactions Are Key During Science Journalism Training

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Smith, H., Menezes, S., & Gilbert, C.. (2018). Science training and environmental journalism today: Effects of science journalism training for midcareer professionals. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 17(2), 161 - 173. presented at the 2018/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1388197
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Ecological identity, empathy, and experiential learning: A young child's exploration of a nearby river

Nature and parent working together can become key contributors to the development of a child’s ecological identity

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Humphreys, C., & Blenkinsop, S.. (2018). Ecological identity, empathy, and experiential learning: A young child's exploration of a nearby river. Australian Journal of Environmental Education. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aee.2018.20
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NEP (Children@School): An instrument for measuring environmental attitudes in middle childhood

The NEP (Children@School) is a tool that can be used to evaluate the efficacy of architectural design strategies for improving children’s attitudes to the natural environment

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Izadpanahi, P., & Tucker, R.. (2018). NEP (Children@School): An instrument for measuring environmental attitudes in middle childhood. Australian Journal of Environmental Education. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aee.2017.25
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A haven of green space: Learning from a pilot pre-post evaluation of a school-based social and therapeutic horticulture intervention with children

Horticultural intervention using garden-based activities may be effective in promoting mental and emotional well-being of children experiencing emotional and social difficulties

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Chiumento, A., Mukherjee, I., Chandna, J., Dutton, C., Rahman, A., & Bristow, K.. (2018). A haven of green space: Learning from a pilot pre-post evaluation of a school-based social and therapeutic horticulture intervention with children. BMC Public Health, 18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5661-9
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Considering the natural environment in the creation of child-friendly cities: Implications for children's subjective well-being

Providing access to safe natural places is critical to the creation of child-friendly cities and to the promotion of children’s subjective well-being

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Adams, S., Savahl, S., Florence, M., & Jacks, K.. (2018). Considering the natural environment in the creation of child-friendly cities: Implications for children's subjective well-being. Child Indicators Research. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-018-9531-x
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Education for what? Shaping the field of climate change education with children and young people as co-researchers

Climate change education can become an entirely new field of educational experience and inquiry when it is inclusive of and led by young people

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Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Rousell, D.. (2018). Education for what? Shaping the field of climate change education with children and young people as co-researchers. Children's Geographies. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1467556
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A pilot study: Horticulture-related activities significantly reduce stress and salivary cortisol concentration of maladjusted elementary school children

Horticulture-related activities can reduce the stress levels and salivary cortisol concentration of elementary school children with emotional and behavioral concerns

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Lee, M. J., Oh, W., Jang, J. S., & Lee, J. Y.. (2018). A pilot study: Horticulture-related activities significantly reduce stress and salivary cortisol concentration of maladjusted elementary school children. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 37, 172-177. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.01.004
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Differently designed playgrounds and preschooler’s physical activity play

Study suggests that outdoor play environments for young children should incorporate features of natural and traditional playgrounds to serve all activity levels

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Luchs, A., & Fikus, M.. (2018). Differently designed playgrounds and preschooler’s physical activity play. Early Child Development and Care, 188(3), 281-295. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1213726
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The Hare and the Tortoise go to Forest School: Taking the scenic route to academic attainment via emotional wellbeing outdoors

Young children from disadvantaged backgrounds participating in a 3-year Forest School show increased well-being and academic development

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McCree, M., Cutting, R., & Sherwin, D.. (2018). The Hare and the Tortoise go to Forest School: Taking the scenic route to academic attainment via emotional wellbeing outdoors. Early Child Development and Care, 188(7), 980-996. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1446430
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'Love honey, hate honey bees': Reviving biophilia of elementary school students through environmental education program

Integrating cognitive and emotional goals in environmental education program significantly improved affinity toward nature

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Cho, Y., & Lee, D.. (2018). 'Love honey, hate honey bees': Reviving biophilia of elementary school students through environmental education program. Environmental Education Research, 24(3), 445-460. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2017.1279277
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The association between lifelong greenspace exposure and 3-dimensional brain magnetic resonance imaging in Barcelona schoolchildren

Exposure to greenspace early in life could result in beneficial structural changes in the brain

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Dadvand, P., Pujol, J., Macia, D., Martínez-Vilavella, G., Blanco-Hinojo, L., Mortamais, M., et al.. (2018). The association between lifelong greenspace exposure and 3-dimensional brain magnetic resonance imaging in Barcelona schoolchildren. Environmental Health Perspectives. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP1876
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The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and metaanalysis of greenspace exposure and healthy outcomes

Greenspace exposure is associated with wide ranging health benefits across 143 studies

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Twohig-Bennett, C., & Jones, A.. (2018). The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and metaanalysis of greenspace exposure and healthy outcomes. Environmental Research, 166, 628-637. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.030
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The impact of greenspace and condition of the neighbourhood on child overweight

The relationship between decreased access to green space and development of overweight/obesity is dependent on parental education level

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Schalkwijk, A. A. H., van der Zwaard, B. C., Nijpels, G., Elders, P. J. M., & Platt, L.. (2018). The impact of greenspace and condition of the neighbourhood on child overweight. European Journal of Public Health, 28(1), 88-94. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx037
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Discussing Nature, 'Doing' Nature: For an emancipatory approach to conceptualizing young people's access to outdoor green space

Active engagement with green space can shift children’s view of nature from being abstract and inaccessible to a place where, even children with disabilities, can feel connected to the natural environment

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von Benzon, N. (2018). Discussing Nature, 'Doing' Nature: For an emancipatory approach to conceptualizing young people's access to outdoor green space. Geoforum, 93, 79-86. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.05.004
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Children and nature: Linking accessibility of natural environments and children's health-related quality of life

The relationship between access to nature and children’s health-related quality of life is influenced by where the children live

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Tillmann, S., Clark, A. F., & Gilliland, J. A.. (2018). Children and nature: Linking accessibility of natural environments and children's health-related quality of life. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061072
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Impact of the social and natural environment on preschool-age children weight

Residential greenness is linked to lower risk for overweight/obesity in preschoolers, especially for children living near parks and whose mothers have less education

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Petraviciene, I., Gražulevičienė, R., Andrusaityte, S., Dedele, A., & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J.. (2018). Impact of the social and natural environment on preschool-age children weight. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030449
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Stress response and cognitive performance modulation in classroom versus natural environments: A quasi-experimental pilot study with children

The stress-reducing influence of natural environments may be situation-specific

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Mygind, L., Stevenson, M. P., Liebst, L. S., Konvalinka, I., & Bentsen, P.. (2018). Stress response and cognitive performance modulation in classroom versus natural environments: A quasi-experimental pilot study with children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061098
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Trends and knowledge gaps in the study of nature-based participation by Latinos in the United States

Multidisciplinary research on the relationship of social, cultural, and economic factors to nature contact and outcomes in US Latinos is urgently needed

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Tandon, P. S., Kuehne, L. M., & Olden, J. D.. (2018). Trends and knowledge gaps in the study of nature-based participation by Latinos in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061287
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Children's use of public spaces and the role of the adult -- A comparison of play ranging in the UK and the leikkipuisto (Play Parks) in Finland

Public play spaces and playworker models in the UK and Finland have similarities and differences according to several conceptual models

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King, P., & Sills-Jones, P.. (2018). Children's use of public spaces and the role of the adult -- A comparison of play ranging in the UK and the leikkipuisto (Play Parks) in Finland. International Journal of Play. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2018.1437378
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Science in the Learning Gardens (SciLG): A study of students' motivation, achievement, and science identity in low-income middle schools

Students’ motivational experiences in garden-based learning predict science engagement, learning and achievement

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Williams, D. R., Brule, H., Kelley, S. S., & Skinner, E. A.. (2018). Science in the Learning Gardens (SciLG): A study of students' motivation, achievement, and science identity in low-income middle schools. International Journal of STEM Education, 5(8). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40594-018-0104-9
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Outdoor play as a mean to achieve educational goals - A case study in a Portuguese day-care group

Outdoor play and engagement with nature promote the educational goals of two- and three-year-old children

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Bento, G., & Costa, J. A.. (2018). Outdoor play as a mean to achieve educational goals - A case study in a Portuguese day-care group. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2018.1443483
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Wilderness therapy intervention with adolescents: Exploring the process of change

The environment plays a key role in the change that occurs in adolescents as they participate in a Wilderness Therapy program

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Conlon, C. M., Wilson, C. E., Gaffney, P., & Stoker, M.. (2018). Wilderness therapy intervention with adolescents: Exploring the process of change. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2018.1474118
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Analyzing teacher narratives in early childhood garden-based education

A model focusing on learning across multiple domains and integrating self-determination theory can be used to inform the design and evaluation of early childhood garden education programs

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Murakami, C. D., Su-Russell, C., & Manfra, L.. (2018). Analyzing teacher narratives in early childhood garden-based education. Journal of Environmental Education, 49(1), 18-29. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2017.1357523
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Nurture thru nature: Creating natural science identities in populations of disadvantaged children through community education partnership

Experimental evidence provides some support for nature-based interventions in improving academic performance in language arts and science

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Camasso, M. J., & Jagannathan, R.. (2018). Nurture thru nature: Creating natural science identities in populations of disadvantaged children through community education partnership. Journal of Environmental Education, 49(1), 30-42. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2017.1357524
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Bridging natural and digital domains: Attitudes, confidence, and interest in using technology to learn outdoors

The use of digital observational tools may enhance students’ attitudes, confidence and interest in using technology to learn outdoors

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Hougham, R. J., Nutter, M., & Graham, C.. (2018). Bridging natural and digital domains: Attitudes, confidence, and interest in using technology to learn outdoors. Journal of Experiential Education. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1053825917751203
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Affordances guiding Forest School practice: The application of the ecological dynamics approach

Ecological Dynamics, with its focus on affordances and the person-environment relationship, could enhance Forest School practice

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Sharma-Brymer, V., Brymer, E., Gray, T., & Davids, K.. (2018). Affordances guiding Forest School practice: The application of the ecological dynamics approach. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 21, 103-115. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42322-017-0004-3
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