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Are you looking for research about environmental literacy, the benefits of connecting to nature, fostering environmental behaviors, and more? You’ve come to the right spot! eeRESEARCH combines research for environmental education and the movement to connect children and nature. The database includes multiple ways to search for articles, syntheses, and research summaries. Learn more > 

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Assessing the impact of complimentary wildflower seed packets as an outreach tool for promoting pollinator conservation at a zoo

Wildflower seed packets lead to pollinator-friendly behaviors, though more follow-up is needed

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Kerr, K. C. R., & Harricharan, A. K.. (2021). Assessing the impact of complimentary wildflower seed packets as an outreach tool for promoting pollinator conservation at a zoo. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 20(1), 92 - 106. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2020.1724211
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Effects of trees, gardens, and nature trails on heat index and child health: Design and methods of the Green Schoolyards Project

School parks can serve as a tool for urban heat island adaptation and health promotion.

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Lanza, K., Alcazar, M., Hoelscher, D. M., & III, H. W. Kohl. (2021). Effects of trees, gardens, and nature trails on heat index and child health: Design and methods of the Green Schoolyards Project . BMC Public Health , 21(98). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10128-2
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Parental perspectives on green schoolyards: Advantages outweigh disadvantages, but willingness to help is limited

Parents consider the advantages of green schoolyards to outweigh the disadvantages, but cite lack of time as a barrier to their more active involvement.

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van Dijk-Wesselius, J. E., Having, D., de Koning, M., Maas, J., & van den Berg, A. E.. (2021). Parental perspectives on green schoolyards: Advantages outweigh disadvantages, but willingness to help is limited . Children's Geographies , 19(2), 145-157 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2020.1751071
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What difference does it make? Exploring the transformative potential of everyday climate crisis activism by children and youth

Youths’ everyday climate crisis activism can make important contributions to a more sustainable future

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Trott, C. D. (2021). What difference does it make? Exploring the transformative potential of everyday climate crisis activism by children and youth. Children's Geographies . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2020.1870663
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Evaluating a green schoolyard transformation: A protocol utilizing the RE-AIM framework

Use of a field-tested evaluation protocol can augment the evidence base for the green schoolyard movement as a health-promotion strategy

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Gerstein, D. E., Bates, C. R., & Bohnert, A. M.. (2021). Evaluating a green schoolyard transformation: A protocol utilizing the RE-AIM framework. Children, Youth and Environments , 31(1), 187-198 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.31.1.0187
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Biology student teachers’ interest and self-efficacy in planning and conducting field trips after participation in a university course

Pre-service course positively influences educators’ interest and self-efficacy in leading field trips

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Ordon, K. - J., Bartelheimer, M., & Asshoff, R.. (2021). Biology student teachers’ interest and self-efficacy in planning and conducting field trips after participation in a university course. Environmental Education Research, 27(1), 88 - 109. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1849565
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Shaping pro-environmental attitudes among public service trainees: an experimental study

Pre-service training improves Taiwanese government officials’ environmental attitudes

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Wang, X. H., Berman, E., Chen, D. - Y., & Xu, J.. (2021). Shaping pro-environmental attitudes among public service trainees: an experimental study. Environmental Education Research, 27(2), 295 - 311. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1822295
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The outcomes of nature-based learning for primary school aged children: A systematic review of quantitative research

A systematic review of the literature highlights the potential positive impact of nature-based learning for primary school aged children

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Miller, N. C., Kumar, S., Pearce, K. L., & Baldock, K. L.. (2021). The outcomes of nature-based learning for primary school aged children: A systematic review of quantitative research. Environmental Education Research, 27(8 ), 1115-1140 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2021.1921117
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Greenness surrounding schools and adisposity in children and adolescents: Findings from a national population-based study in China

Higher school-based greenness levels in China are associated with healthier weight in children and adolescents

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Bao, W., Yang, B., Zou, Z., Ma, J., Jing, J., Wang, H., et al.. (2021). Greenness surrounding schools and adisposity in children and adolescents: Findings from a national population-based study in China . Environmental Research, 192. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110289
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The effects of contact with nature during outdoor environmental education on students' wellbeing, connectedness to nature and pro-sociality

Contact with nature during outdoor environmental education promotes students’ wellbeing, connectedness to nature, and pro-sociality

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Pirchio, S., Passiatore, Y., Panno, A., Cipparone, M., & Carrus, G.. (2021). The effects of contact with nature during outdoor environmental education on students' wellbeing, connectedness to nature and pro-sociality . Frontiers in Psychology , 12. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648458
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Examine the associations between perceived neighborhood conditions, physical activity, and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Higher income US neighborhoods had more health-promoting features before the COVID-19 pandemic and more positive changes during the outbreak

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Yang, Y., & Xiang, X.. (2021). Examine the associations between perceived neighborhood conditions, physical activity, and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic . Health & Place, 67. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102505
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Effects of nature-based group art therapy programs on stress, self-esteem and changes in electroencephalogram (EEG) in non-disabled siblings of children with disabilities

Nature-based group art therapy has a positive effect on siblings of children with disabilities

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Kang, S., Kim, H., & Baek, K.. (2021). Effects of nature-based group art therapy programs on stress, self-esteem and changes in electroencephalogram (EEG) in non-disabled siblings of children with disabilities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115912
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The impact of schoolyard greening on children's physical activity and socioemotional health: A systematic review of experimental studies

Greening of schoolyards can generate positive physical activity and socioemotional health outcomes for students

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Bikomeye, J. C., Balza, J., & Beyer, K. M.. (2021). The impact of schoolyard greening on children's physical activity and socioemotional health: A systematic review of experimental studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(535), 1-20 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020535
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Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot ... children’s play preferences outdoors across a year in one private pre-school setting

Preschool children find ways to use the affordances of an outdoor setting through different seasons and various weather conditions

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Elliott, H. (2021). Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot .. children’s play preferences outdoors across a year in one private pre-school setting. International Journal of Play , 10(1), 25-42 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2021.1878771
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Exploring outdoor play: A mixed-methods study of the quality of preschool play environments and teacher perceptions of risky play

Limits to risky play at preschool include teachers’ reluctance, lack of affordances, and safety regulations

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LeMasters, A. C., & Vandermaas-Peeler, M.. (2021). Exploring outdoor play: A mixed-methods study of the quality of preschool play environments and teacher perceptions of risky play . Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2021.1925564
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Reconfiguring relational space: A qualitative study of the benefits of caring for hens for the socio- emotional development of 5 – 9-year-old children in an urban junior school context of high socioeconomic exclusion

Caring for hens at school helped children facing socio-economic exclusion make social-emotional gains and develop awareness and respect for nature

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Gilligan, C., & Downes, P.. (2021). Reconfiguring relational space: A qualitative study of the benefits of caring for hens for the socio- emotional development of 5 – 9-year-old children in an urban junior school context of high socioeconomic exclusion. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2021.1894953
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‘It’s not for people like (them)’: structural and cultural barriers to children and young people engaging with nature outside schooling

Structural and cultural barriers hinder the engagement of children and youth with nature outside of school time

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Waite, S., Husain, F., Scandone, B., Forsyth, E., & Piggott, H.. (2021). ‘It’s not for people like (them)’: structural and cultural barriers to children and young people engaging with nature outside schooling. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2021.1935286
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'Oh no, the stick keeps falling!': An analytical framework for conceptualising young children’s interactions during free play in a woodland setting

Free play of preschoolers in a woodland setting tends to be autonomous, child led and imaginary

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Ellis, C., Beauchamp, G., Sarwar, S., Tyrie, J., Adams, D., Dumitrescu, S., & Haughton, C.. (2021). 'Oh no, the stick keeps falling!': An analytical framework for conceptualising young children’s interactions during free play in a woodland setting. Journal of Early Childhood Research , 1-18 . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476718X20983861
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The impact of nature-based education on health-related quality of life among low-income youth: Results from an intervention study

A school-based nature education program had a significant positive effect on the health-related quality of life of low-income youth

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Sprague, N. L., & Ekenga, C. C.. (2021). The impact of nature-based education on health-related quality of life among low-income youth: Results from an intervention study . Journal of Public Health , 1-8. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa243
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Associations between the naturalness of window and interior classroom views, subjective well-being of primary school children and their performance in an attention and concentration test

Views of natural elements can contribute to the subjective well-being of primary students

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Lindemann-Matthies, P., Benkowitz, D., & Hellinger, F.. (2021). Associations between the naturalness of window and interior classroom views, subjective well-being of primary school children and their performance in an attention and concentration test . Landscape and Urban Planning , 214. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104146
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COVID-19 pandemic impact on children and adolescents’ mental health: Biological, environmental, and social factors

The negative impact of COVID-related stressors on children and adolescents call for a robust public health response

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de Figueiredo, C. S., Sandre, P. C., Portugal, L. C. L., Mazala-de-Oliveira, T., Chagas, L. D. S., Rainy, I., et al.. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic impact on children and adolescents’ mental health: Biological, environmental, and social factors. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 106. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.110171
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Contact with blue-green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown beneficial for mental health

Nature helped people from different countries cope with lockdown during COVID-19

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Pouso, S., Borja, A., Fleming, L. E., Gómez-Baggethun, E., White, M. P., & Ulyarra, M. C.. (2021). Contact with blue-green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown beneficial for mental health. Science of the Total Environment , 756. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143984
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Learning for change: Integrated teaching modules and situated learning for marine social-ecological systems change

Curriculum enrichment can benefit a local community’s response to climate change

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Duggan, G. Lawrence, Jarre, A., & Murray, G.. (2021). Learning for change: Integrated teaching modules and situated learning for marine social-ecological systems change. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(2), 118 - 132. presented at the 2021/03/04/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1852524
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Safe spaces or a pedagogy of discomfort? Senior high-school teachers’ meta-emotion philosophies and climate change education

Educator responses to student emotions in environmental education

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Ojala, M. (2021). Safe spaces or a pedagogy of discomfort? Senior high-school teachers’ meta-emotion philosophies and climate change education. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(1), 40 - 52. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1845589
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Are forest healing programs useful in promoting children's emotional welfare?: The interpersonal relationships of children in foster care

Forest healing programs can positively improve the interpersonal relationship skills of adolescents in foster care

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Hong, J., Park, S., & An, M.. (2021). Are forest healing programs useful in promoting children's emotional welfare?: The interpersonal relationships of children in foster care. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127034
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Assessing challenges and opportunities for schools’ access to nature in England

Schools can mitigate children’s declining contact with nature, but various spatial, cultural, and social factors tend to impede the process

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Walker, E., Bormpoudakis, D., & Tzanopoulos, J.. (2021). Assessing challenges and opportunities for schools’ access to nature in England. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127097
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Linking public urban green spaces and human well-being: A systematic review

Characteristics of urban green space positively linked to human well-being include structure, biodiversity, and naturalness

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Reyes-Riveros, R., Altamirano, A., Barrera, F. D. L., Rozas-Vasquez, D., Vieli, L., & Meli, P.. (2021). Linking public urban green spaces and human well-being: A systematic review . Urban Forestry & Urban Greening , 61. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127105
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Perceptions of park visitors on access to urban parks and benefits of green spaces

Visitors to urban parks in the global South valued parks highly for the multiple benefits they provide but “stark gender and income inequalities” limit access for many city dwellers

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Basu, S., & Nagendra, H.. (2021). Perceptions of park visitors on access to urban parks and benefits of green spaces. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening , 57. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126959
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Green and open space factor Vienna: A steering and evaluation tool for urban green infrastructure

A new urban design index integrates the ecosystem service approach into urban planning for socially sustainable development

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Ring, Z., Damyanovic, D., & Reinwald, F.. (2021). Green and open space factor Vienna: A steering and evaluation tool for urban green infrastructure . Urban Forestry & Urban Greening . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127131
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Urban agriculture as a nature-based solution to address socio-ecological challenges in Australian cities

Urban agriculture has the potential to simultaneously provide multiple benefits to people and the planet

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Kingsley, J., Egerer, M., Nuttman, S., Keniger, L., Pettitt, P., Frantzeskaki, N., et al.. (2021). Urban agriculture as a nature-based solution to address socio-ecological challenges in Australian cities. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening , 60. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127059
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Anthropomorphic and factual approaches in Komodo dragon conservation awareness program for elementary school students: Initial study

Combining anthropomorphism and factual information to increase wildlife knowledge among children

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Kamil, P. Insan, Susianto, H., Purwandana, D., & Ariefiandy, A.. (2020). Anthropomorphic and factual approaches in Komodo dragon conservation awareness program for elementary school students: Initial study. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(3), 225 - 237. presented at the 2020/07/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2019.1582374
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Challenges and prospects to the integration of ocean education into high school science courses in Nova Scotia

Identifying challenges to implementing ocean education in Nova Scotia classrooms

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McPherson, K., Wright, T., & Tyedmers, P.. (2020). Challenges and prospects to the integration of ocean education into high school science courses in Nova Scotia. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(2), 129 - 140. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1533439
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Children's understanding of human–nature interaction after a folk storytelling session

Stories could help teach children the importance of nature

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Yılmaz, S., Temiz, Z., & Semiz, G. Karaarslan. (2020). Children's understanding of human–nature interaction after a folk storytelling session. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(1), 88 - 100. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1517062
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Environmental health promotion at a National Science Festival: An experiential-education based approach

Experiential initiative improves environmental health awareness

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Duxbury, T., Bradshaw, K., Khamanga, S., Tandlich, R., & Srinivas, S.. (2020). Environmental health promotion at a National Science Festival: An experiential-education based approach. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(2), 155 - 170. presented at the 2020/04/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2019.1567406
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How do Wisconsin environmental educators perceive a potential, professional certification for individual environmental educators?

Environmental educators in Wisconsin identify challenges and benefits to a state environmental education certificate

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Gharis, L., Franzen, R. L., Liddicoat, K., & Remington, T. N.. (2020). How do Wisconsin environmental educators perceive a potential, professional certification for individual environmental educators?. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(1), 44 - 61. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1491811
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Identifying strategies to reduce visitor-generated waste in national parks of the United States: the Zero Landfill Initiative

National parks should utilize waste reduction communication strategies that acknowledge moral norms and perceived difficulty

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Miller, Z. D., Lawhon, B., B. Taff, D., Schwartz, F., & Newman, P.. (2020). Identifying strategies to reduce visitor-generated waste in national parks of the United States: the Zero Landfill Initiative. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(3), 303 - 316. presented at the 2020/07/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2019.1588179
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