Planning outdoor early learning and child care has implications for training and recruiting educators as well as for planning, developing and funding physical spaces.
Even if you don’t have a garden, there are still ways you can benefit and connect with the nature on your doorstep.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it’s currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
For children, getting outdoors helps to aid their exploration of the world – it’s how they learn best.
Research shows children who go camping do better at school and are healthier and happier.
If worshippers congregate outside amid coronavirus fears, it wouldn’t be unprecedented. Early settlers used outside worship to sanctify colonized land, and slaves relied on it to meet in secret.
A new survey finds that Americans are willing to accept limits on visitors to public lands to reduce crowds, and want staff and visitors to wear masks.
With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Beyond buying a fish tank or house plants, there are a number of creative ways to bring nature’s calming effects into your home.
The rise in adventure tourism is prompting a close examination of how to regulate it. But how to regulate risk without killing the adventure?
An animal’s poop may seem like something to avoid, but it’s full of information about the creature that left it there.
How gardening can make you happier and healthier.
Summer camps – long the stuff of American lore – can teach kids important life lessons as they have some fun along the way. Two experts on summer camp offer insight into what those lessons are.
Approximately 50% of the UK’s poorest people live over 15 miles from a national park and most people require transport to get to them.
Women and adolescent girls say that being outdoors in nature offers opportunities to gain confidence in physical activity.
On Black Friday, November 24, outdoor retailer REI will close its stores and urge customers to #OptOutside. But a historian calls this popular campaign light green environmentalism at best.
It’s not all child’s play.
Short-sightedness is a growing public health problem. Luckily, scientists are starting to find solutions.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.