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Making The Case for Outdoor Learning

Research, reports, policy documents and news items in support of Outdoor Learning

 

The demand for Outdoor Learning programmes is increasing and strong cases are being made in support of the value of Outdoor Learning. All the following documents in this blog have a connection to the benefits of getting active, sharing an adventure, and enjoying the outdoors. This is dynamic and growing resource - please get in touch to suggest or share an entry.

You can find some key research papers here covering effective policy and practice in the sector. If you are looking to get involved in regional research, follow this link to find the research hub closest to you.

 

Good practice in social prescribing for mental health: the role of nature-based interventions (NECR228) - 2017

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The prevalence of mental ill-health is on the rise in the UK with an estimated one in four people experiencing a ‘significant’ mental health problem in any one year. With prescriptions at record levels and a huge demand for other therapies, health and social care commissioners are examining and commissioning different options.

Measuring connection to nature in children aged 8 - 12 - 2013

A robust methodology for the RSPB

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In this study the RSPB and the ‘Green Exercise Research Team’ at the University of Essex have fieldtested and chosen a robust and practical measure of connection to nature in children aged between 8 and 12 – the Connection to Nature Index.

State of Nature Report 2019

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State of Nature 2019 documents how human impacts are driving sweeping changes in wildlife in the UK. The loss of nature affects us all, but the greatest impacts will be upon the lives of young people and generations yet to come, if they have to live in a world impoverished of nature. 

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