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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. 

This project is a partnership with Children & Nature Network and NAAEE. Funded by the Pisces Foundation with support from ee360 and the U.S. Forest Service. Learn more.

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Riley, K. ., Chow, A. F., Wahpepah, K. ., Houser, N. ., Brussoni, M. ., Stevenson, E. ., … Humbert, M. L. (2023). A nature’s way—Our way pilot project case assemblage: (Re)storying child/physical literacy/land relationships for Indigenous preschool-aged children’s wholistic wellness. Children, 10.
Puhakka, R. ., & Hakokongas, E. . (2023). Adolescents’ experiences in nature: Sources of everyday well-being. Journal of Leisure Research.
Pringle, G. ., Boddy, J. ., Slattery, M. ., & Harris, P. . (2023). Adventure therapy for adolescents with complex trauma: A scoping review and analysis. Journal of Experiential Education, 46, 433-454.
Hoyle, H. ., & Cottrill, W. . (2023). Beyond the ‘usual suspects’? Engaging children in diverse communities in co-producing an arboretum-meadow: Professional partner perspectives. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 79.
Lanza, K. ., Alcazar, M. ., Chen, B. ., & Kohl, H. W. , III. (2023). Connection to nature is associated with social-emotional learning of children. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 4.
Gray, P. ., Lancy, D. F., & Bjorklund, D. F. (2023). Decline in independent activity as a cause of decline in children’s mental well-being: Summary of the evidence. The Journal of Pediatrics, 260.
Moore, A. ., Boyle, B. ., & Lynch, H. . (2023). Designing public playgrounds for inclusion: A scoping review of grey literature guidelines for Universal Design. Children’s Geographies, 21, 422-441.
Li, W.-T. ., & Shein, P. P. (2023). Developing sense of place through a place-based Indigenous education for sustainable development curriculum. Environmental Education Research, 29, 692-714.
Morgenthaler, T. ., Schulze, C. ., Pentland, D. ., & Lynch, H. . (2023). Environmental qualities that enhance outdoor play in community playgrounds from the perspective of children with and without disabilities: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20.
Riley, K. ., Chow, A. F., Wahpepah, K. ., Humbert, M. L., Brussoni, M. ., Houser, N. ., & Erlandson, M. C. (2023). Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing) in Nature’s Way-Our Way: Braiding physical literacy and risky play through Indigenous games, activities, cultural connections, and traditional teachings. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.
Lanza, K. ., Alcazar, M. ., Durand, C. P., Salvo, D. ., Villa, U. ., & Kohl, H. W. , III. (2023). Heat-resilient schoolyards: Relations between temperature, shade, and physical activity of children during recess. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 20, 134-141.
Arbuthnott, C. D. (2023). Nature exposure and social health: Prosocial behavior, social cohesion, and effect pathways. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 90.
Overbey, T. A., Diekmann, F. ., & Lekies, K. S. (2023). Nature-based interventions for vulnerable youth: a scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 33, 15-53.
Lieberman, L. J., Haibach-Beach, P. ., Perreault, M. ., & Stribing, A. . (2023). Outdoor recreation experiences in youth with visual impairments: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 23, 170-183.
Loebach, J. ., Ramsden, R. ., Cox, A. ., Joyce, K. ., & Brussoni, M. . (2023). Running the risk: The social, behavioral and environmental associations with positive risk in children’s play activities in outdoor playspaces. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education.
Owens, M. ., & Bunce, H. . (2023). The effect of brief exposure to virtual nature on mental wellbeing in adolescents. Scientific Reports, 13.
Harvey, C. ., Sheffield, D. ., Richardson, M. ., & Wells, R. . (2023). The impact of a ‘‘Three Good Things in Nature’’ writing task on nature connectedness, pro-nature conservation behavior, life satisfaction, and mindfulness in children. Ecopsychology, 15, 26-36.
Hauge, A. L., Lindheim, M. O., Røtting, K. ., & Johnsen, S. A. K. (2023). The meaning of the physical environment in child and adolescent therapy: A qualitative study of the Outdoor Care Retreat. Ecopsychology, 15, 244-258.
Bergan, V. ., Nylund, M. B., Midtbø, I. L., & Paulsen, B. H. L. (2023). The teacher’s role for engagement in foraging and gardening activities in kindergarten. Environmental Education Research.
Zeni, M. ., Schnellert, L. ., & Brussoni, M. . (2023). “We do it anyway”: Professional identities of teachers who enact risky play as a framework for education outdoors. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education.
Brooks, S. D., Sabzalian, L. ., Weiser-Nieto, R. ., & Springer, S. . (2023). “We should have held this in a circle”: White ignorance and answerability in outdoor education. The Journal of Environmental Education, 54, 114-131.
Vogt, A. ., Zajchowski, C. ., & Hill, E. . (2022). A ramp that leads to nothing: Outdoor recreation experiences of children with physical disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leisure Studies, 41, 742-752.
Moula, Z. ., Palmer, K. ., & Walshe, N. . (2022). A systematic review of arts-based interventions delivered to children and young people in nature or outdoor spaces: Impact on nature connectedness, health and wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.
Rowley, M. ., Topciu, R. ., & Owens, M. . (2022). A systematic review of mechanisms underpinning psychological change following nature exposure in an adolescent population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19.
Taghdisi, M. H., Estebsari, F. ., Gholami, M. ., Hosseini, A. F., Milani, A. S., Abolkheirian, S. ., & Kandi, Z. R. K. (2022). A training program of source-separated recycling for primary school students: Applying the health promoting schools model. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 21(1), 102-117.
Thompson, R. ., Fisher, H. L., Dewa, L. H., Hussain, T. ., Kabba, Z. ., & Toledano, M. B. (2022). Adolescents’ thoughts and feelings about the local and global environment: A qualitative interview study. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 27, 4-13.
Byman, J. ., Kumpulainen, K. ., Wong, C. ., & Renlund, J. . (2022). Children’s emotional experiences in and about nature across temporal–spatial entanglements during digital storying. Literacy, 56.
Dettweiler, U. ., Gerchen, M. ., Mall, C. ., Simon, P. ., & Kirsch, P. . (2022). Choice matters: Pupils’ stress regulation, brain development and brain function in an outdoor education project. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 93, 152-173.
Sciberras, E. ., & Fernando, J. W. (2022). Climate change-related worry among Australian adolescents: an eight-year longitudinal study. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 27, 22-29.
Schmidt, J. . (2022). Cripping environmental education: Rethinking disability, nature, and interdependent futures. Australian Journal of Environmental Education.
Mullenbach, L. E., Larson, L. R., Floyd, M. F., Marquet, O. ., Huang, J. ., Alberico, C. ., … Hipp, J. A. (2022). Cultivating social capital in diverse, low-income neighborhoods: The value of parks for parents with young children. Landscape and Urban Planning, 219.
Barrette, M. ., Boyer, W. ., Naylor, P. J., & Harper, N. . (2022). Defining a nature-based literacy: A research synthesis review of health-promoting literacies to promote nature engagement. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.
Arvidsen, J. ., Schmidt, T. ., Praestholm, S. ., Andkjaer, S. ., Olafsson, A. S., Nielsen, J. V., & Schipperijn, J. . (2022). Demographic, social, and environmental factors predicting Danish children’s greenspace use. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 66.
Leger-Goodes, T. ., Malboeuf-Hurtubise, C. ., Mastine, T. ., Généreux, M. ., Paradis, P.-O. ., & Camden, C. . (2022). Eco-anxiety in children: A scoping review of the mental health impacts of the awareness of climate change. Frontiers in Psychology.
Kamaludin, M. ., Azlina, A. A., Ibrahim, W. N. W., Alipiah, R. M., Saputra, J. ., Abdullah, M. M., … Omar, C. M. (2022). Effectiveness of a conservation education program among school students on the importance of mangrove ecosystems in Setiu Wetlands, Malaysia. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 21(1), 23-41.
Wales, M. ., Mårtensson, F. ., Hoff, E. ., & Jansson, M. . (2022). Elevating the role of the outdoor environment for adolescent wellbeing in everyday life. Frontiers in Psychology.
Leach, C. ., Schroeck, N. ., Blessman, J. ., Rorai, V. ., Cooper-Sargent, M. ., Lichtenberg, P. A., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2022). Engaged communication of environmental health science: Processes and outcomes of urban academic-community partnerships. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 21(1), 7-22.
Schulz, J. H., Stanis, S. A. W., Li, C. J., Morgan, M. ., & Webb, E. B. (2022). Factors affecting staff support of a voluntary nonlead ammunition outreach program. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 21(1), 55-72.
Mann, J. ., Gray, T. ., Truong, S. ., Brymer, E. ., Passy, R. ., Ho, S. ., … Curry, C. . (2022). Getting out of the classroom and into nature: A systematic review of nature-specific outdoor learning on school children’s learning and development. Frontiers in Public Health, 10.
Sprague, N. L., Bancalari, P. ., Karim, W. ., & Siddiq, S. . (2022). Growing up green: A systematic review of the influence of greenspace on youth development and health outcomes. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology.
Hautekiet, P. ., Saenen, N. D., Aerts, R. ., Martens, D. S., Roels, H. A., Bijnens, E. M., & Nawrot, N. S. (2022). Higher buccal mtDNA content is associated with residential surrounding green in a panel study of primary school children. Environmental Research, 213.
Boulton, P. ., & Thomas, A. . (2022). How does play in the outdoors afford opportunities for schema development in young children?. International Journal of Play, 11, 184-201.
Skalstad, I. ., & Munkebye, E. . (2022). How to support young children’s interest development during exploratory natural science activities in outdoor environments. Teaching and Teacher Education, 120.
Freeman, C. ., Buttery, Y. ., & van Heezik, Y. . (2022). Nature exposure and use of open spaces in three generation families: Implications for planning. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 65, 562-582.
Johnstone, A. ., Martin, A. ., Cordovil, R. ., Fjørtoft, I. ., Iivonen, S. ., Jidovtseff, B. ., … Wells, V. . (2022). Nature-based early childhood education and children’s social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed-methods systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19.
Shu, X. ., Mesimaki, M. ., Kotze, J. ., Wales, M. ., Xie, L. ., Benicke, R. ., & Lehvavirta, S. . (2022). Needs and expectations of German and Chinese children for livable urban green spaces revealed by the method of empathy-based stories. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 65.
Janik, A. . (2022). Outdoor (anti-)play spaces and places: a qualitative study of Polish large city backyards seen from children’s perspective. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.
Zhang, R. ., Zhang, C. ., Lai, P. C., & Kwan, M. . (2022). Park and neighbourhood environmental characteristics associated with park-based physical activity among children in a high-density city. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.
Biernacka, M. ., Lasziewicz, E. \, & Kronenberg, J. . (2022). Park availability, accessibility, and attractiveness in relation to the least and most vulnerable inhabitants. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 73.
Izenstark, D. ., & Middaugh, E. . (2022). Patterns of family-based nature activities across the early life course and their association with adulthood outdoor participation and preference. Journal of Leisure Research, 53, 4-26.