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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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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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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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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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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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Restricted home ranges reduce children’s opportunities to connect to nature: Demographic, environmental and parental influences

Individual and social factors limit the amount of biodiversity accessible to children in urban areas

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Hand, K. L., Freeman, C., Seddon, P. J., Recio, M. R., Stein, A., & van Heezik, Y.. (2018). Restricted home ranges reduce children’s opportunities to connect to nature: Demographic, environmental and parental influences. Landscape and Urban Planning, 172, 69-77. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.12.004
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The meaning of participation in school ground greening: A study from project to everyday setting

Children’s participation in school ground greening planning influences functionality; participation in management phases results in student engagement and satisfaction

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Jansson, M., Mårtensson, F., & Gunnarsson, A.. (2018). The meaning of participation in school ground greening: A study from project to everyday setting. Landscape Research, 43(1), 163-179. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2017.1306623
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"We can keep the fire burning": Building action competence through environmental justice education in Uganda and Germany

Multi-national projects can be effective in building on cultural and social diversity to help young people become confident and capable environmental actors

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Dittmer, L., Mugagga, F., Metternich, A., Schweizer-Ries, P., Asiimwe, G., & Riemer, M.. (2018). "We can keep the fire burning": Building action competence through environmental justice education in Uganda and Germany. Local Environment, 23(2), 144-157. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2017.1391188
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Ethnographic understandings of ethnically diverse neighbourhoods to inform urban design practice

Ethnographic scholarship can be used to improve cultural literacy and support social justice in urban design practice

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Rishbeth, C., Ganji, F., & Vodicka, G.. (2018). Ethnographic understandings of ethnically diverse neighbourhoods to inform urban design practice. Local Environment, 23(1), 36-53. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2017.1385000
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Effect of park prescriptions with and without group visits to parks on stress reduction in low-income parents: SHINE randomized trial

Park prescriptions are a promising tool for addressing stress in low-income parents

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Razani, N., Morshed, S., Kohn, M. A., Wells, N. W., Thompson, D., Alqassari, M., et al.. (2018). Effect of park prescriptions with and without group visits to parks on stress reduction in low-income parents: SHINE randomized trial. PLOS ONE. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192921
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Tree cover and species composition effects on academic performance of primary school students

Tree cover and species composition have a positive effect on children’s academic performance, especially for children in socio-economically challenged schools

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Sivarajah, S., Smith, S. M., & Thomas, S. C.. (2018). Tree cover and species composition effects on academic performance of primary school students. PLOS ONE, 13(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193254
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Critical upscaling. How citizens' initiatives can contribute to a transition in governance and quality of urban greenspace

Citizen initiatives can contribute to a transition in governance and enhance the quality of urban greenspace

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Aalbers, C. B. E. M., & Sehested, K.. (2018). Critical upscaling. How citizens' initiatives can contribute to a transition in governance and quality of urban greenspace. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 29, 261-275. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2017.12.005
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Neighborhood context and youth physical activity: Differential associations by gender and age

Modifiable neighborhood elements are shown to have differing influences on children’s physical activity by age and gender

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Kowaleski-Jones, L., Fan, J. X., Wen, M., & Hanson, H.. (2017). Neighborhood context and youth physical activity: Differential associations by gender and age. American Journal of Health Promotion, 31(5), 426-434. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0890117116667353
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Through the eyes of children: Drawings as an evaluation tool for children's understanding about endangered Mexican primates

Children’s drawings can be a powerful tool in guiding conservation programs

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Franquesa-Soler, M., & Serio-Silva, J. C.. (2017). Through the eyes of children: Drawings as an evaluation tool for children's understanding about endangered Mexican primates. American Journal of Primatology. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22723
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Asthma trajectories in a population-based birth cohort. Impacts of air pollution and greenness

Prior findings of neighborhood greenness’s protective effect against asthma may not have considered differing asthma phenotypes

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Sbihi, H., Koehoorn, M., Tamburic, L., & Brauer, M.. (2017). Asthma trajectories in a population-based birth cohort. Impacts of air pollution and greenness. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 195(5), 607-613. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201601-0164OC
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Adolescents' experience and knowledge of, and attitudes toward, bees: Implications and recommendations for conservation

Students who engage in gardening and lawn-care activities gain understanding and develop positive attitudes toward bees

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Silva, A., & Minor, E. S.. (2017). Adolescents' experience and knowledge of, and attitudes toward, bees: Implications and recommendations for conservation. Anthrozoös, 30(1), 19-32. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2017.1270587
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Animal-assisted social skills training for children with autism spectrum disorders

Incorporating dogs into social skills training programs may decrease both social skill deficits and symptoms of depression in children with autism spectrum disorders

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Becker, J. L., Rogers, E. C., & Burrows, B.. (2017). Animal-assisted social skills training for children with autism spectrum disorders. Anthrozoös, 30(2), 307-326. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2017.1311055
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Children love their pets: Do relationships between children and pets co-vary with taxonomic order, gender, and age?

Young children develop strong relationships with pets behaviorally similar to humans; older children’s pet attachments include other pet species

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Hirschenhauser, K., Meichel, Y., Schmalzer, S., & Beetz, A. M.. (2017). Children love their pets: Do relationships between children and pets co-vary with taxonomic order, gender, and age?. Anthrozoös, 30(3), 441-456. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2017.1357882
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Propensity-score-weighted population-based study of the health benefits of dogs and cats for children

The health benefits of dogs and cats for children are not supported in a large population-based study

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Miles, J. N. V., Parast, L., Babey, S. H., Griffin, B. A., & Saunders, J. M.. (2017). Propensity-score-weighted population-based study of the health benefits of dogs and cats for children. Anthrozoös, 30(3), 429-440. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2017.1335103
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Effects of exposure to environmental groups on student awareness of environmental issues and their desire to be locally involved

A Gathering of Environmental Groups Inspires Students to Become Involved

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Burke, A. M. (2017). Effects of exposure to environmental groups on student awareness of environmental issues and their desire to be locally involved. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 16(3), 157 - 170. presented at the 2017/07/03/. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1322013
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Evaluating the role of protected natural areas for environmental education in Italy

Protected Natural Areas as a Setting for Changing Environmental Attitudes

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De Dominicis, S., Bonaiuto, M., Carrus, G., Passafaro, P., Perucchini, P., & Bonnes, M.. (2017). Evaluating the role of protected natural areas for environmental education in Italy. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 16(3), 171 - 185. presented at the 2017/07/03/. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1322014
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Predictors of success for community-driven water quality management—Lessons from three catchments in New Zealand

Understanding Community Needs Can Help Design Better Engagement Programs

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Tyson, B., Unson, C., & Edgar, N.. (2017). Predictors of success for community-driven water quality management—Lessons from three catchments in New Zealand. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 16(3), 186 - 195. presented at the 2017/07/03/. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1333049
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Promoting residential renewable energy via peer-to-peer learning

Peer-to-peer Learning Events Have Educational Outcomes at Multiple Levels

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Heiskanen, E., Nissilä, H., & Tainio, P.. (2017). Promoting residential renewable energy via peer-to-peer learning. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 16(2), 105 - 116. presented at the 2017/04/03/. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1304838
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Using nonfiction scientific literature for conservation biology education: The Tigerland effect

Incorporating Non-fiction Literature into Conservation Education

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Neff, P. Kleintjes, Weiss, N. M., Middlesworth, L., Wierich, J., Beilke, E., Lee, J., et al.. (2017). Using nonfiction scientific literature for conservation biology education: The Tigerland effect. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 16(2), 71 - 83. presented at the 2017/04/03/. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1304296
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Exploring the spatial-temporal relationships between a community greening program and neighborhood rates of crime

Urban greening programs may be effective in reducing crime

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Sadler, R. C., Pizarro, J., Turchan, B., Gasteyer, S. P., & McGarrell, E. F.. (2017). Exploring the spatial-temporal relationships between a community greening program and neighborhood rates of crime. Applied Geography, 83, 13-26. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.03.017
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Exploring the relations between childhood experiences in nature and young adults' environmental attitudes and behaviours

Positive childhood experiences in nature are associated with pro-environmental attitudes in adults, but not necessarily with environmentally-friendly behaviors

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Broom, C. (2017). Exploring the relations between childhood experiences in nature and young adults' environmental attitudes and behaviours. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 33(1), 34-47. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aee.2017.1
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Conservation priorities for elementary school students: Neotropical and European perspectives

Conservation priorities for elementary students tend to focus on species with which they are familiar

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Rosalino, L. M., Gheler-Costa, C., Santos, G., Goncalves, M. T., Fonseca, C., & Leal, A. I.. (2017). Conservation priorities for elementary school students: Neotropical and European perspectives. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(11), 2675-2697. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1380-2
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Environmental factors explain socioeconomic prevalence differences in myopia in 6-year old children

Lifestyle factors, including time outdoors, explain demographic prevalence differences in children with myopia

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Tideman, J. W. L., Polling, J. R., Hofman, A., Jaddoe, V., Mackenbach, J. P., & Klaver, c.. (2017). Environmental factors explain socioeconomic prevalence differences in myopia in 6-year old children. British Journal of Ophthamology. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-310292
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