Research LibraryReports and studies revealing evidence and documentation of the health benefits of connecting children and nature
Resources and inspiration for connecting children, families and communities to nature.
This collection of research, promising practices and leadership writing is designed to equip grassroots innovators like you to propel lasting change in communities across the world.
Browse, learn and share current and emerging findings that can help make a solid case based on the research to policy-makers, school boards, community groups, health providers, urban planners and others that can influence the systems to connect children, families and communities to nature.
These reports and collections are a synthesis of selected research and academic studies which focus on specific areas of interest to followers and advocates of the children and nature movement. These studies are among those originally published as part of our five-volume annotated bibliography of research when the movement was founded. Ongoing research initiatives are developed with independent evaluators to document, monitor, assess and evaluate the progress of the children and nature movement.
An executive summary of each research report also includes the full citation of relevant information. Each complete report may be accessed as a PDF download or via a link to the study in its entirety online. When a research study is not available online – either in the form of original research or a synthesis of various reports of studies – contact information is provided.