THE STUDIES SHOW…

Below is a collection of scholarly studies and thought pieces that really speak to the benefits of children learning outdoors. We rather you not just take our word for it. We do our best to teach and not preach.

THIS LIST WILL CONTINUE TO GROW.


 
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Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause and Effect Relationship

This is a great article that brings together multiple studies into one. For a deep dive read some of the sources they list in the article.

Kuo, M., Barnes, M., & Jordan, C. (2019, February 19). Do Experiences With Nature Promote Learning? Converging Evidence of a Cause and Effect Relationship. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00305


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Residential green space in childhood is associated with lower risk of psychiatric disorders from adolescence into adulthood

A 30-year study that shows how green space can have a powerful positive effect on mental health.

Engemann, K., Pedersen, C. B., Arge, L., Tsirogiannis, C., Mortenson, P. B., & Svenning, J. (march 12, 2019). Residential green space in childhood is associated with lower risk of psychiatric disorders from adolescence into adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 12, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1807504116


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Why on earth do we trap school children inside four walls to learn?

This is more of a food for thought piece. We really like the section called “Taking the Inside Out,” which speaks to what Road Less Travelled Academy is all about.


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reconnecting children through outdoor education

In our own backyard research is being done to help Ontario’s community of education professionals take the benefits of learning outside to a wider audience. The research findings here will help you understand how involving children in nature experiences empowers them to take responsibility for the well-being of humanity and the planet as a whole.


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