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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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Nature is just around us! Development of an educational program for implementation of nature-based activities at a crisis shelter for women and children exposed to domestic violence

Learning how to tap into the therapeutic use of nature may enhance the competencies of professionals working with women and children exposed to domestic violence

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Poulsen, D. V., Lygum, V. L., Djernis, H. G., & Stigsdotter, U. K.. (2020). Nature is just around us! Development of an educational program for implementation of nature-based activities at a crisis shelter for women and children exposed to domestic violence . Journal of Social Work Practice . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2019.1703659
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Young families and children in gentrifying neighbourhoods: How gentrification reshapes use and perception of green play spaces

Gentrification affects use of green play spaces by young families, impacting community building

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Oscilowicz, E., Honey-Rosés, J., Anguelovski, I., Triguero-Mas, M., & Cole, H.. (2020). Young families and children in gentrifying neighbourhoods: How gentrification reshapes use and perception of green play spaces. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 25(10), 765-786. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2020.1835849
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Community-based adaptation to climate change in villages of Western Province, Solomon Islands

Combining a community-driven assessment with semi-quantitative methodologies can help communities identify and address climate change vulnerability

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Basel, B., Goby, G., & Johnson, J.. (2020). Community-based adaptation to climate change in villages of Western Province, Solomon Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin , 156. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111266
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Neighborhood greenspace influences on childhood obesity in Sheffield, UK

Higher tree density around residential addresses and higher levels of greenspace slightly further afield are significantly associated with lower levels of childhood obesity

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Mears, M., Brindley, P., Baxter, I., Maheswaran, R., & Jorgensen, A.. (2020). Neighborhood greenspace influences on childhood obesity in Sheffield, UK. Pediatric Obesity, 15(7). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12629
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Accessibility and allocation of public parks and gardens in England and Wales: A COVID-19 social distancing perspective

Disparities in access to urban greenspace become more of a concern when social distancing needs to be practiced

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Shoari, N., Ezzati, M., Baumgartner, J., & Fecht, D.. (2020). Accessibility and allocation of public parks and gardens in England and Wales: A COVID-19 social distancing perspective . PLoS ONE , 15(10). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241102
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Does active leisure participation promote psychological capital through peer support in economically disadvantaged children?

Active leisure participation can promote the psychological health of economically-disadvantaged children through peer support

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Tu, H. - M. (2020). Does active leisure participation promote psychological capital through peer support in economically disadvantaged children?. PLoS ONE, 15(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234143
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Psychological impacts of "screen time" and "green time" for children and adolescents: A systematic scoping review

Screen time and green time are linked to psychological well-being in contrasting ways

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Oswald, T. K., Rumbold, A. R., Kedzior, S. G. E., & Moore, V. M.. (2020). Psychological impacts of "screen time" and "green time" for children and adolescents: A systematic scoping review . PLOS ONE , 15(9), 1-52. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237725
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The impacts of unstructured nature play on health in early childhood development: A systematic review

Nature play may positively impact children’s health and development, particularly in the areas of physical activity and cognitive development

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Dankiw, K. A., Tsiros, M. D., Baldock, K. L., & Kumar, S.. (2020). The impacts of unstructured nature play on health in early childhood development: A systematic review. PLoS ONE, 15(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229006
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The impact of exercise environments on adolescents’ cognitive and psychological outcomes: A randomised controlled trial

The degree of nature in an exercise environment may or may not make a difference in the cognitive and psychological outcomes associated with green exercise

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Wade, L., Lubansa, D. R., Smith, J. J., & Duncan, M. J.. (2020). The impact of exercise environments on adolescents’ cognitive and psychological outcomes: A randomised controlled trial. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 49. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101707
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Association between childhood green space, genetic liability, and the incidence of schizophrenia

Childhood exposure to green space and genetic liability are both independently and additively associated with schizophrenia in adulthood

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Engemann, K., Pedersen, C. B., Agerbo, E., Arge, L., Børglum, A. D., Erikstrup, C., et al.. (2020). Association between childhood green space, genetic liability, and the incidence of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbaa058
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Biodiversity intervention enhances immune regulation and health-associated commensal microbiota among daycare children

Adding biodiverse elements to a play yard can enhance preschoolers’ immune systems

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Roslund, M. I., Puhakka, R., Grönroos, M., Nurminen, N., Oikarinen, S., Gazali, A. M., et al.. (2020). Biodiversity intervention enhances immune regulation and health-associated commensal microbiota among daycare children. Science Advances, 6(42). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba2578
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Impact of outdoor nature‐related activities on gut microbiota, fecal serotonin, and perceived stress in preschool children: The Play & Grow randomized controlled trial

Exposure to bacteria in natural environments could be beneficial to behavioral outcomes for young children

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Sobko, T., Liang, S., Cheng, W. H. G., & Tun, H. M.. (2020). Impact of outdoor nature‐related activities on gut microbiota, fecal serotonin, and perceived stress in preschool children: The Play & Grow randomized controlled trial. Scientific Reports, 10. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78642-2
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Physical activity and screen time of children and adolescents before and during the COVID‐19 lockdown in Germany: A natural experiment

Physical activity and screen time behaviors can decrease or increase concurrently

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Schmidt, S. C. E., Anedda, B., Burchartz, A., Eichsteller, A., Kolb, S., Nigg, C., et al.. (2020). Physical activity and screen time of children and adolescents before and during the COVID‐19 lockdown in Germany: A natural experiment. Scientific Reports , 10. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78438-4
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Supporting school readiness naturally: Exploring executive function growth in nature preschools

Children attending nature preschool showed growth in executive function skills beyond what would be expected in typically developing children

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Zamzow, J., & Ernst, J.. (2020). Supporting school readiness naturally: Exploring executive function growth in nature preschools. The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education , 7(2), 6-16.
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An educational intervention maximizes children’s learning during a zoo or aquarium visit

Tailored educational experiences and hands-on activities positively affect student learning

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Collins, C., Corkery, I., McKeown, S., McSweeney, L., Flannery, K., Kennedy, D., & O’Riordan, R.. (2020). An educational intervention maximizes children’s learning during a zoo or aquarium visit. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(5), 361 - 380. presented at the 2020/09/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1719022
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Community-driven informal adult environmental learning: Using theory as a lens to identify steps toward concientización

Leveraging community resources and interpersonal connections supports pro-environmental action in adults

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Clegg, T., Boston, C., Preece, J., Warrick, E., Pauw, D., & Cameron, J.. (2020). Community-driven informal adult environmental learning: Using theory as a lens to identify steps toward concientización. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(1), 55 - 71. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1629380
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Does culture travel? Cultural influences on environmentalism in Taiwan in comparison to the United States

Cultural biases as a predictor of environmental attitudes in Taiwan and the United States

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Liu, L. - Y. (2020). Does culture travel? Cultural influences on environmentalism in Taiwan in comparison to the United States. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(3), 214 - 231. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1631740
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Does student enthusiasm equal learning? The mismatch between observed and self-reported student engagement and environmental literacy outcomes in a residential setting

Correlating observed and self-reported student engagement with environmental literacy outcomes

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B. Frensley, T., Stern, M. J., & Powell, R. B.. (2020). Does student enthusiasm equal learning? The mismatch between observed and self-reported student engagement and environmental literacy outcomes in a residential setting. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(6), 449 - 461. presented at the 2020/11/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1727404
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Effects of eco-animations on nine and twelve year old children’s environmental conceptions: How WALL-E changed young spectators’ views of earth and environmental protection

Examining how the eco-animation WALL-E impacts children’s environmental conceptualization

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Korfiatis, K., Photiou, M., & Petrou, S.. (2020). Effects of eco-animations on nine and twelve year old children’s environmental conceptions: How WALL-E changed young spectators’ views of earth and environmental protection. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(5), 381 - 394. presented at the 2020/09/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1747965
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Encouraging transformation and action competence: A Theory of Change evaluation of a sustainability leadership program for high school students

Evaluating the impact of a high school program on environmental leadership and environmental behavior

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Blythe, C., & Harré, N.. (2020). Encouraging transformation and action competence: A Theory of Change evaluation of a sustainability leadership program for high school students. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(1), 83 - 96. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1629381
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Environment-related education topics within global citizenship education scholarship focused on teachers: A natural language processing analysis

Specific terminology and explicit linkages needed for educators to succeed with global education frameworks

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Kolleck, N., & Yemini, M.. (2020). Environment-related education topics within global citizenship education scholarship focused on teachers: A natural language processing analysis. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(4), 317 - 331. presented at the 2020/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1724853
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Find invasive seaweed: An outdoor game to engage children in science activities that detect marine biological invasion

The synergy of an educational game and citizen science project to improve invasive species detection and marine conservation

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Skukan, R., Borrell, Y. J., Ordás, J. Manuel Ric, & Miralles, L.. (2020). Find invasive seaweed: An outdoor game to engage children in science activities that detect marine biological invasion. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(5), 335 - 346. presented at the 2020/09/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1688226
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Identifying key issues for university practitioners of garden-based learning in Spain

Important themes of garden-based learning in Spain

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Eugenio-Gozalbo, M., Pérez-López, R., & Tójar-Hurtado, J. - C.. (2020). Identifying key issues for university practitioners of garden-based learning in Spain. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(3), 246 - 255. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1687407
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Is popularity a double-edged sword? Children want to protect but also harvest tortoises

Likeability of animals has positive and negative consequences for conservation efforts

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Ballouard, J. - M., Conord, M., Johany, A., Jardé, N., Caron, S., Deleuze, S., & Bonnet, X.. (2020). Is popularity a double-edged sword? Children want to protect but also harvest tortoises. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(5), 347 - 360. presented at the 2020/09/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1693329
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Ninth grade students’ mental models of the marine environment and their implications for environmental science education in Taiwan

Mental models, or drawings, demonstrates students’ limited ocean literacy

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Liu, S. - C., Lin, H. -shyang, & Tsai, C. - Y.. (2020). Ninth grade students’ mental models of the marine environment and their implications for environmental science education in Taiwan. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(1), 72 - 82. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1633990
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Preservice science teachers’ ecological value orientation: A comparative study between Indonesia and Korea

How environmental values vary between Korean and Indonesian pre-service science teachers

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Rachmatullah, A., Lee, J. - K., & Ha, M.. (2020). Preservice science teachers’ ecological value orientation: A comparative study between Indonesia and Korea. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(1), 14 - 28. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1633989
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Relational identities and intergenerational learning in an undergraduate critical food studies course

Identities shift through critical food studies courses and intergenerational learning

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Lloro-Bidart, T. K., & Sidwell, C. M.. (2020). Relational identities and intergenerational learning in an undergraduate critical food studies course. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(3), 200 - 213. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1625298
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Sociocultural anchors for incorporating sustainability in youth movements: Comparison among secular, religious, and ultraorthodox movements

Comparing environmental literacy in informal education between secular, religious, and ultraorthodox children in Israel

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Goldman, D., Pe’er, S., & Yavetz, B.. (2020). Sociocultural anchors for incorporating sustainability in youth movements: Comparison among secular, religious, and ultraorthodox movements. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(3), 183 - 199. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1646203
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Teacher development through coteaching outdoor science and environmental education across the elementary-middle school transition

Coteaching model increases teachers’ confidence in implementing outdoor learning programs

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Kerr, K. (2020). Teacher development through coteaching outdoor science and environmental education across the elementary-middle school transition. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(1), 29 - 43. presented at the 2020/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1604482
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Telling better stories: Toward critical, place-based, and multispecies narrative pedagogies in hunting and fishing cultures

A study of storytelling practices in hunting and fishing that can strengthen human-nature relationships

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Russell, J. (2020). Telling better stories: Toward critical, place-based, and multispecies narrative pedagogies in hunting and fishing cultures. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(3), 232 - 245. presented at the 2020/05/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1641064
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The role of school partnerships in promoting education for sustainability and social capital

Schools can act as a central hub for building pro-environmental social capital

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Alkaher, I., & Gan, D.. (2020). The role of school partnerships in promoting education for sustainability and social capital. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(6), 416 - 433. presented at the 2020/11/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1711499
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The unrealised potential of school grounds in Britain to monitor and improve biodiversity

Utilizing British school grounds for biodiversity and environmental education

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Harvey, D. J., Gange, A. C., & Harvey, H.. (2020). The unrealised potential of school grounds in Britain to monitor and improve biodiversity. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(4), 306 - 316. presented at the 2020/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2019.1693330
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Two for one: achieving both pro-environmental behavior and subjective well-being by implementing environmental-hope-enhancing programs in schools

Environmental hope and hope-enhancing activities are linked to pro-environmental behavior and social well-being in Israeli students

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Kerret, D., Orkibi, H., Bukchin, S., & Ronen, T.. (2020). Two for one: achieving both pro-environmental behavior and subjective well-being by implementing environmental-hope-enhancing programs in schools. The Journal of Environmental Education, 51(6), 434 - 448. presented at the 2020/11/01/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1765131
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Urban greenery, active school transport, and body weight among Hong Kong children

Street greenery in the area surrounding a school was significantly associated with children’s active school transport and body weight status

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Yang, Y., Lu, Y., Yang, L., Gou, Z., & Zhang, X.. (2020). Urban greenery, active school transport, and body weight among Hong Kong children. Travel Behavior and Society, 20, 104-113. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2020.03.001
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