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Navigating inclusion and legitimacy in campus-community environmental partnerships to advance urban social-ecological resilience

Inclusion and legitimacy are co-dependent constructs for successful campus-community partnerships for environmental education

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Maharramli, B. Jennifer, & Houston, D.. (2021). Navigating inclusion and legitimacy in campus-community environmental partnerships to advance urban social-ecological resilience. Environmental Education Research, 27(7), 955 - 969. presented at the 2021/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2021.1897528
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Participatory research on using virtual reality to teach ocean acidification: a study in the marine education community

Virtual reality could help educators teach climate change issues like ocean acidification

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Fauville, G., Queiroz, A. C. M., Hambrick, L., Brown, B. A., & Bailenson, J. N.. (2021). Participatory research on using virtual reality to teach ocean acidification: a study in the marine education community. Environmental Education Research, 27(2), 254 - 278. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1803797
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Predicting engineering students’ desire to address climate change in their careers: an exploratory study using responses from a U.S. National survey

Factors that contribute to engineering students choosing a career in climate change

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Shealy, T., Katz, A., & Godwin, A.. (2021). Predicting engineering students’ desire to address climate change in their careers: an exploratory study using responses from a U.S. National survey. Environmental Education Research, 27(7), 1054 - 1079. presented at the 2021/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2021.1921112
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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 changing and complex entanglements of research and policy making in education: issues for environmental and sustainability education

A theoretical analysis of the role of research in environmental education policy

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Lingard, B. (2021). The changing and complex entanglements of research and policy making in education: issues for environmental and sustainability education. Environmental Education Research, 27(4), 498 - 512. presented at the 2021/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1752625
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The effect of information source on higher education students’ sustainability knowledge

Classroom environmental lessons are strongest influences on sustainability knowledge in college students

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Michel, J. Ostrow, & Zwickle, A.. (2021). The effect of information source on higher education students’ sustainability knowledge. Environmental Education Research, 27(7), 1080 - 1098. presented at the 2021/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2021.1897527
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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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Understanding the research-policy relationship in ESE: insights from the critical policy and evidence use literatures

Three areas of improvement for relating environmental education research and policy

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Rickinson, M., & McKenzie, M.. (2021). Understanding the research-policy relationship in ESE: insights from the critical policy and evidence use literatures. Environmental Education Research, 27(4), 480 - 497. presented at the 2021/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2020.1804531
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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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Connection to nature is predicted by family values, social norms and personal experiences of nature

Exploring family values, social norms, and experiences of nature can enhance connection to nature

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Oh, R. R. Y., Fielding, K. S., Nghiem, L. T. P., Chang, C. C., Carrasco, L. R., & Fuller, R. A.. (2021). Connection to nature is predicted by family values, social norms and personal experiences of nature. Global Ecology and Conservation, 26. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01632
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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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Engaging school and family in Navajo gardening for health: Development of the Yéego intervention to promote healthy eating among Navajo children

Integrating Navajo traditions into the school’s nutrition and gardening lessons may help reduce obesity among Navajo children

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Ornelas, I. J., Rudd, K., Bishop, S., Deschenie, D., E. Brown, F., Lombard, K., & Beresford, S. A. A.. (2021). Engaging school and family in Navajo gardening for health: Development of the Yéego intervention to promote healthy eating among Navajo children. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 8(3), 212-222. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.8.3.3
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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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Life course nature exposure and mental health outcomes: A systematic review and future directions

A review of the literature finds that early nature exposure can contribute to later-life mental health

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Li, D., Menotti, T., Ding, Y., & Wells, N. M.. (2021). Life course nature exposure and mental health outcomes: A systematic review and future directions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105146
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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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Pro-climate behaviour and the influence of learning sources on it in Chinese adolescents

Active learning encourages pro-climate and pro-environmental behavior in adolescents

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Wu, J., & Otsuka, Y.. (2021). Pro-climate behaviour and the influence of learning sources on it in Chinese adolescents. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 30(1), 24 - 38. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/10382046.2020.1761063
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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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Utilising the community cultural wealth framework to explore Sierra Leonean parents’ experiences of outdoor adventure education in the United Kingdom

Drawing on families' lived experiences and assets may promote more inclusive outdoor adventure education programming

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Cook, R. (2021). Utilising the community cultural wealth framework to explore Sierra Leonean parents’ experiences of outdoor adventure education in the United Kingdom. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2021.1902825
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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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Green space and health equity: A systematic review on the potential of green space to reduce health disparities

Strategic greenspace planning can play an important role in promoting health equity

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Rigolon, A., Browning, M. H. E. M., McAnirlin, O., & Yoon, H.. (2021). Green space and health equity: A systematic review on the potential of green space to reduce health disparities. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 18, 1-27. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052563
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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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Promoting personal growth in young people experiencing homelessness through an outdoor-based program

A needs-supportive approach to outdoor adventure education can promote personal growth in young people experiencing homelessness

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Parry, B. J., Thompson, J. L., Holland, M. J. G., & Cumming, J.. (2021). Promoting personal growth in young people experiencing homelessness through an outdoor-based program . Journal of Youth Development , 16(5), 157-192. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2021.1061
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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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Back to nature: Norwegians sustain increased recreation use of urban green space months after the COVID-19 outbreak

Increased time in Oslo green spaces during COVID is sustained post-lockdown

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Venter, Z. S., Barton, B. N., Gundersen, V., Figari, H., & Nowell, M. S.. (2021). Back to nature: Norwegians sustain increased recreation use of urban green space months after the COVID-19 outbreak. Landscape and Urban Planning, 214. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104175
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School greening: Right or privilege? Examining urban nature within and around primary schools through an equity lens

Considering multiple indicators of green infrastructure and different dimensions of equity may help reduce disparities in urban children’s access to nature

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Baro, F., Camacho, D. A., Del Pulgar, C. P., Triguero-Mas, M., & Anguelovski, I.. (2021). School greening: Right or privilege? Examining urban nature within and around primary schools through an equity lens. Landscape and Urban Planning, 208. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.104019
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The neighborhood socioeconomic inequalities in urban parks in a high-density city: An environmental justice perspective

Study in Hong Kong identifies issues related to distributional justice with respect to parks in a high-density city

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Zhang, R., Zhang, C., Cheng, W., Lai, P. C., & Schüz, B.. (2021). The neighborhood socioeconomic inequalities in urban parks in a high-density city: An environmental justice perspective. Landscape and Urban Planning, 211. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104099
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Participatory school ground design: Play behaviour and student and teacher views of a school ground post-construction

Outdoor school environment projects would do well to involve children throughout the entire design and re-design phases of the project

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Kreutz, A., Timperio, A., & Veitch, J.. (2021). Participatory school ground design: Play behaviour and student and teacher views of a school ground post-construction . Landscape Research , 46(6), 860-877. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2021.1909713
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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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Care-full, convivial, curious: Weaving Canadian artists’ conceptions of art as a form of transformative environmental education

How Canadian environmental artists see their work as a form of environmental education

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Yakamovich, J., & Wright, T.. (2021). Care-full, convivial, curious: Weaving Canadian artists’ conceptions of art as a form of transformative environmental education. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(4), 223 - 238. presented at the 2021/07/04/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1929801
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Conservation behavior can defy traditional predictors

Traditional variables expected to predict pro-environmental attitude and behaviors relating to estuary health prove to be insignificant

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Monroe, M. C., Crandall, C., & Maynard, L. T.. (2021). Conservation behavior can defy traditional predictors. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(3), 149 - 161. presented at the 2021/05/04/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1899108
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COVID-19 and the desire of children to return to nature: Emotions in the face of environmental and intergenerational injustices

Effects of pandemic policies on children’s emotions in Portugal

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Rios, C., Neilson, A. Laurie, & Menezes, I.. (2021). COVID-19 and the desire of children to return to nature: Emotions in the face of environmental and intergenerational injustices. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(5), 335 - 346. presented at the 2021/09/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1981207
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Designing environmental storylines to achieve the complementary aims of environmental and science education through science and engineering practices

Storylines can be beneficial for student learning in EE and science education

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Lindgren, S., Morris, K., & Price, A.. (2021). Designing environmental storylines to achieve the complementary aims of environmental and science education through science and engineering practices. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(4), 239 - 255. presented at the 2021/07/04/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1949569
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Development and implementation of evaluation resources for a green outdoor educational program

Innovative evaluation shows improvement of five environmental education related outcomes in program participants

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Garip, G., Richardson, M., Tinkler, A., Glover, S., & Rees, A.. (2021). Development and implementation of evaluation resources for a green outdoor educational program. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(1), 25 - 39. presented at the 2021/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2020.1845588
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Exploring local environmental change through filmmaking: The Lentes en Cambio Climático program

Filmmaking program positively impacts student’s perceptions of climate change and resiliency

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Leckey, E. H., Littrell, M. K., Okochi, C., González-Bascó, I., Gold, A., & Rosales-Collins, S.. (2021). Exploring local environmental change through filmmaking: The Lentes en Cambio Climático program. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(4), 207 - 222. presented at the 2021/07/04/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1949570
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Fostering relationships between elementary students and the more-than-human world using movement and stillness

Regular field trips in elementary schools build connection with the more-than-human world

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Stapleton, S. Riggs, & Lynch, K.. (2021). Fostering relationships between elementary students and the more-than-human world using movement and stillness. The Journal of Environmental Education, 52(4), 272 - 289. presented at the 2021/07/04/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1955650
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