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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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Caring local biodiversity in a healing garden: Therapeutic benefits in young subjects with autism

Healing gardens can promote ecosystem services and therapeutic goals for youth with autism

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Scartazza, A., Mancini, M. L., Proietti, S., Moscatello, S., Mattioni, C., Costantini, F., et al.. (2020). Caring local biodiversity in a healing garden: Therapeutic benefits in young subjects with autism. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 47. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126511
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Let’s splash: Children’s active and passive water play in constructed and natural water features in urban green spaces in Sheffield

Children engage in both active and passive water play in constructed and natural water features

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Bozkurt, M., & Woolley, H.. (2020). Let’s splash: Children’s active and passive water play in constructed and natural water features in urban green spaces in Sheffield. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 52. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126696
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Particularities of having plants at home during the confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Plants at home positively influenced the emotional well-being of adults during the COVID-19 confinement period

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Perez-Urrestarazu, L., Kaltsidi, M. P., Nektarios, P. A., Markakis, G., Loges, V., Perini, K., & Fernandez-Canero, R.. (2020). Particularities of having plants at home during the confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening . doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126919
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The role of dish gardens on the physical and neuropsychological improvement of hospitalized children

Children with a dish garden in their hospital room showed significantly greater gains in physical and neuropsychological health than children without a dish garden

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Yar, M. A., & Kazemi, F.. (2020). The role of dish gardens on the physical and neuropsychological improvement of hospitalized children. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 53. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126713
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Contact with Nature can help ADHD children to cope with their symptoms. The state of the evidence and future directions for research

Nature contact can help alleviate ADHD symptoms, but more rigorous and nuanced research is needed

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Di Carmine, F., & Berto, R.. (2020). Contact with Nature can help ADHD children to cope with their symptoms. The state of the evidence and future directions for research. Visions for Sustainability. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.13135/2384-8677/4883
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Nature Rx: Reemergence of Pediatric Nature-Based Therapeutic Programs From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Current nature prescription programs would do well to heed lessons from pediatric nature-based therapeutic programs from the past

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Crnic, M., & Kondo, M. C.. (2019). Nature Rx: Reemergence of Pediatric Nature-Based Therapeutic Programs From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries. American Journal of Public Health. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305204
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Two-year changes in neighborhood juvenile arrests after implementation of an afterschool park-based mental health promotion program in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2015-2017

Mental health and youth development program in parks may have the potential to prevent violence among at-risk youths

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D’Agostino, E. M., Frazier, S. L., Hansen, E., Patel, H. H., Ahmed, Z., Okeke, D., et al.. (2019). Two-year changes in neighborhood juvenile arrests after implementation of an afterschool park-based mental health promotion program in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2015-2017. American Journal of Public Health. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305050
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A journey to children's perceptions on forest fire through drawings in Canakkale Province, Turkey: Exploring the needs for alternative educative approaches

Children’s drawings show low forest fire perceptions in Turkey

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Açar, T. Söküt, Inalpulat, M., Oz, N. Ayman, Genc, L., Arslan, H., & Bagran, A. Bobek. (2019). A journey to children's perceptions on forest fire through drawings in Canakkale Province, Turkey: Exploring the needs for alternative educative approaches. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(4), 285 - 299. presented at the 2019/10/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1468287
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Assessing natural resource internships: A social cognitive analysis of national diversity programs

Internships increase self-efficacy of minority students and increase high school student interest in natural resources careers

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Morales, N., & Jacobson, S. K.. (2019). Assessing natural resource internships: A social cognitive analysis of national diversity programs. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(2), 96 - 112. presented at the 2019/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1435320
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Assessing the effectiveness of a community food security project for curriculum development

Community gardening program may reduce food insecurity and improve health

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Krebs-Moberg, J., & Ormsby, A.. (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of a community food security project for curriculum development. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(2), 128 - 139. presented at the 2019/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1445567
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Communities, collaboration, and climate change adaptation: Case studies from coastal Maine and Oregon

Coastal community groups focus on adaptation in climate change discussion

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Kelly, M. Russo. (2019). Communities, collaboration, and climate change adaptation: Case studies from coastal Maine and Oregon. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(1), 68 - 78. presented at the 2019/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1434024
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Educators’ perceptions of environmental education and professional development in teacher preparation programs

Assessing the need for including environmental education in teacher trainings

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Yates, K., Reefer, A., Robertson, D., Hubbard-Sanchez, J., Huss, J., & Wilder, M.. (2019). Educators’ perceptions of environmental education and professional development in teacher preparation programs. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(3), 207 - 218. presented at the 2019/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1451411
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Effectiveness of family-oriented interpretive media with different design characteristics: A study of family visitors’ satisfaction on the worksheets of a botanical garden

Exploring how worksheet design can impact satisfaction of family visitors at a Botanical Garden

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Chao, P. - H., Yu, C. - P., Chang, J. - P., & Chueh, H. -chia. (2019). Effectiveness of family-oriented interpretive media with different design characteristics: A study of family visitors’ satisfaction on the worksheets of a botanical garden. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(4), 331 - 349. presented at the 2019/10/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1486246
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Environmental service-learning in the United Arab Emirates: Is it mediated by the effects of biographical and demographical variables?

Examining environmental attitudes of service-learning participants

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Howari, F., Qafisheh, N., & Nazzal, Y.. (2019). Environmental service-learning in the United Arab Emirates: Is it mediated by the effects of biographical and demographical variables?. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(4), 300 - 312. presented at the 2019/10/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1473820
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Greek students’ beliefs about public transport: Incentives and disincentives for environmentally friendly behavior

Greek students’ perceptions of public transportation show differences between Years and genders

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Malandrakis, G., Kilinc, A., Stanisstreet, M., & Boyes, E.. (2019). Greek students’ beliefs about public transport: Incentives and disincentives for environmentally friendly behavior. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(4), 313 - 330. presented at the 2019/10/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1481798
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Green classroom vs. classroom – Influence of teaching approaches, learning settings, and state emotions on environmental values of primary school children

Effects of three teaching approaches on elementary student's environmental values

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Glaab, S., & Heyne, T.. (2019). Green classroom vs. classroom – Influence of teaching approaches, learning settings, and state emotions on environmental values of primary school children. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(2), 179 - 190. presented at the 2019/04/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1450169
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Love or Loss: Effective message framing to promote environmental conservation

Positive digital messaging may promote more support of conservation organizations

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Jacobson, S. K., Morales, N. A., Chen, B., Soodeen, R., Moulton, M. P., & Jain, E.. (2019). Love or Loss: Effective message framing to promote environmental conservation. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(3), 252 - 265. presented at the 2019/07/03/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1456380
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Lower public concern for biodiversity than for wilderness, natural places, charismatic megafauna and/or habitats

Addressing gaps in biodiversity knowledge and improving awareness

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Shah, A., & Parsons, E. C. M.. (2019). Lower public concern for biodiversity than for wilderness, natural places, charismatic megafauna and/or habitats. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(1), 79 - 90. presented at the 2019/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1434025
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Outcomes of art-based environmental education in the Hudson River Watershed

Art-infused and place-based EE programs yield increased knowledge and connection for students

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Schneller, A. J., Harrison, L. M., Adelman, J., & Post, S.. (2019). Outcomes of art-based environmental education in the Hudson River Watershed. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 1 - 15. presented at the 2019/05/22/. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1533015X.2019.1617805
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Talking about climate change: How to enhance trust with forestry audiences.

How educators can talk about climate change and maintain their audience’s trust

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Monroe, M. C., Oxarart, A., & Walkingstick, T.. (2019). Talking about climate change: How to enhance trust with forestry audiences. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(1), 43 - 52. presented at the 2019/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1431164
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The impact of subtle anthropomorphism on gender differences in learning conservation ecology in Indonesian school children

Subtle anthropomorphism can be effectively used to teach children about conservation ecology

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McCabe, S., & Nekaris, K. A. I.. (2019). The impact of subtle anthropomorphism on gender differences in learning conservation ecology in Indonesian school children. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(1), 13 - 24. presented at the 2019/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1427011
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The overlooked role of academic environmental organizations in addressing environmental education issues

Editorial: Academic environmental organizations may fill critical need for environmental education at universities

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Șterbuleac, D., & Toma, O.. (2019). The overlooked role of academic environmental organizations in addressing environmental education issues. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 18(1), 91 - 94. presented at the 2019/01/02/. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2018.1435321
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Does the rise of STEM education mean the demise of sustainability education?

Authors argue education for sustainability teaches a more sustainable vision of the future than STEM education

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Smith, C., & Watson, J.. (2019). Does the rise of STEM education mean the demise of sustainability education?. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 35(1), 1 - 11. presented at the 2019/03//. Retrieved from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/australian-journal-of-environmental-education/article/does-the-rise-of-stem-education-mean-the-demise-of-sustainability-education/9BFB08FA328B299685CAAFA50E258407
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Ecotourism and environmental sustainability knowledge: An open knowledge sharing approach among stakeholders

Ecotourism operators openly share environmental sustainability and management knowledge

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Ip-Soo-Ching, J. Marie, Zyngier, S., & Nayeem, T.. (2019). Ecotourism and environmental sustainability knowledge: An open knowledge sharing approach among stakeholders. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 35(1), 62 - 82. presented at the 2019/03//. Retrieved from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/australian-journal-of-environmental-education/article/ecotourism-and-environmental-sustainability-knowledge-an-open-knowledge-sharing-approach-among-stakeholders/AE7288878C3AA1AE06394C2232A71DEE
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No country for possums: young people’s nativist views

Villainizing possums may further nativist views among young people in New Zealand

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Ram, R. (2019). No country for possums: young people’s nativist views. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 35(1), 12 - 27. presented at the 2019/03//. Retrieved from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/australian-journal-of-environmental-education/article/no-country-for-possums-young-peoples-nativist-views/0402AB7B77A6E012586B6C28EAFEFCEF
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From Thoughts to Actions: The Importance of Climate Change Education in Enhancing Students’ Self-Efficacy

Climate change educational policies can improve students’ self-efficacy and increase pro-environmental behaviors

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Muroi, S. Ken, Bertone, E., & site, thislink will. (2019). From Thoughts to Actions: The Importance of Climate Change Education in Enhancing Students’ Self-Efficacy. Australian Journal of Environmental Education; East Lismore, 35(2), 123 - 144. presented at the 2019/07//. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/2315573285/4B0BBA97484A481FPQ/3
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Hegemony, Counter-Hegemony and Food Systems Literacy: Transforming the Global Industrial Food System

Environmental education must address the political, economic, and social factors of food systems to create lasting change

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Rose, N., site, thislink will, & Lourival, I.. (2019). Hegemony, Counter-Hegemony and Food Systems Literacy: Transforming the Global Industrial Food System. Australian Journal of Environmental Education; East Lismore, 35(2), 110 - 122. presented at the 2019/07//. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/2315573348/4B0BBA97484A481FPQ/2
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Relationality and decolonisation in children and youth garden spaces

The impact of garden-based learning on student understanding of relationships and decolonization

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McVittie, J., Datta, R., Kayira, J., & Anderson, V.. (2019). Relationality and decolonisation in children and youth garden spaces. Australian Journal of Environmental Education; East Lismore, 35(2), 93 - 109. presented at the 2019/07//. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/2315573641/4B0BBA97484A481FPQ/1
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Neighborhood green spaces, facilities and population density as predictors of activity participation among 8-year-olds: A cross-sectional GIS study based on the Norwegian mother and child cohort study

Access to neighborhood parks and green space is linked to higher activity levels in children in Norway

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Nordbo, E. C. A., Raanaas, R. K., Nordh, H., & Aamodt, G.. (2019). Neighborhood green spaces, facilities and population density as predictors of activity participation among 8-year-olds: A cross-sectional GIS study based on the Norwegian mother and child cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7795-9
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Physical activity, screen time, and outdoor learning environment practices and policy implementation: A cross sectional study of Texas child care centers

Childcare centers have room to improve in physical activity, screen time and outdoor learning environment policies and practices

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Byrd-Williams, C. E., Dooley, E. E., Thi, C. A., Browning, C., & Hoelscher, D. M.. (2019). Physical activity, screen time, and outdoor learning environment practices and policy implementation: A cross sectional study of Texas child care centers. BMC Public Health, 19. doi:http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6588-5
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Client perspectives on wilderness therapy as a component of adolescent residential treatment for problematic substance use and mental health issues

A clinical model of wilderness therapy includes three major factors: wilderness, physical self and psychosocial self.

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Harper, N. J., Mott, A. J., & Obee, P.. (2019). Client perspectives on wilderness therapy as a component of adolescent residential treatment for problematic substance use and mental health issues. Children and Youth Services Review, 105. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104450
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Playing, parenting and family leisure in parks: Exploring emotional geographies of families in Guangzhou Children’s Park, China

Family leisure activity in a park provides space and time for strengthening family bonds and for enhancing self-satisfaction and happiness

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Chen, C., Yuan, Z., & Zhu, H.. (2019). Playing, parenting and family leisure in parks: Exploring emotional geographies of families in Guangzhou Children’s Park, China. Children's Geographies. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2019.1676879
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Assessing nature connection and wellbeing during an experiential environmental program

Experiential nature programs may be effective in promoting both the psychological wellbeing and nature connectedness of children

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Hinds, J., & O'Malley, S.. (2019). Assessing nature connection and wellbeing during an experiential environmental program. Children, Youth and Environments, 29(2), 92-107. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.29.2.0092
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Designing an impactful sensory garden for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder

Sensory gardens can be therapeutic environments for children with autism as well as welcoming spaces for all ages and abilities

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Wagenfeld, A., Sotelo, M., & Kamp, D.. (2019). Designing an impactful sensory garden for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder . Children, Youth and Environments , 29(1), 137-152. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.29.1.0137
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“And it made me feel good inside”: Initial evidence and future methods for evaluating nature school effectiveness

Different methods used to evaluate a nature education program highlight growth in cognitive, social, environmental, and physical domains

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Volpe, M., Derr, V., & Kim, S.. (2019). “And it made me feel good inside”: Initial evidence and future methods for evaluating nature school effectiveness. Children, Youth and Environments, 29(2), 5-26. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.29.2.0005
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