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We provide detailed summaries and citations for peer-reviewed research articles as well as links to those that are publicly available, or to publishers’ websites when not publicly available. Access via an educational institution or payment may be required in some cases to access full studies and source documents.

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Using outdoor learning to augment social and emotional learning (SEL) skills in young people with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties (SEBD)

Outdoor learning may be an effective way to promote the social and emotional skills of students with social, emotional, and behavioral disorders

Learning while playing: Children's Forest School experiences in the UK

The blending of Forest School with formal education can promote skills not typically addressed in a classroom-only setting

Rethinking learning? Challenging and accommodating neoliberal educational agenda in the integration of Forest School into mainstream educational settings

Learning outside the classroom can help children develop important skills for future success in the workplace

Nature-based education and kindergarten readiness: Nature-based and traditional preschoolers are equally prepared for kindergarten

Children in nature-based and traditional preschools are equally prepared for kindergarten

Greening of daycare yards with biodiverse materials affords well-being, play and environmental relationships

Playspaces with diverse vegetation and environmental microbiota are not only safe, but also provide rich opportunities for creative play and learning

Effects of childhood setting and interaction with nature on academic performance in introductory college-level course in the environmental sciences

Growing up in rural settings and having prior interactions with nature is associated with better academic performance in college environmental science courses

A narrative and systematic review of the behavioural, cognitive and emotional effects of passive nature exposure on young people: Evidence for prescribing change

Children can experience the health and well-being benefits of nature through both active nature engagement and passive nature exposure.

A coordinated research agenda for nature-based learning

A diverse team of stakeholders presents a framework for research to advance the understanding and implementation of nature-based learning

Residential and school greenspace and academic performance: Evidence from the GINIplus and LISA longitudinal studies of German adolescents

Researchers call for more investigations into possible links between greenspace and academic performance

Growing a nature kindergarten that can flourish

Guiding principles for developing a nature kindergarten focused on place-based learning, environmental stewardship, Indigenous ways of knowing, and an emergent curriculum

Developing a nature-based four-year-old kindergarten program: OAK Learning Center at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, WI (USA)

Developers of a nature-based public preschool describe its development and perceptions of success in academic, physical, social and emotional development and connectedness to nature realms

How is environmental greenness related to students' academic performance in English and mathematics?

Greening initiatives on and around school grounds may improve the academic performance of students across grade levels, genders, and differing socioeconomic backgrounds

Developing ecological literacy in a forest garden: Children's perspectives

Forest gardens can be used to foster children’s ecological literacy

The effects of a health promotion program using urban forests and nursing student mentors on the perceived and psychological health of elementary school children in vulnerable populations

A health promotion program combining forest therapy and nursing student mentors increased children’s self-esteem and decreased depression

Reloading pupils' batteries: Impact of green spaces on cognition and wellbeing

Study breaks in green spaces improved well-being and cognitive performance of adolescents

Illnesses and injuries at nature preschools

Nature preschools are safe for young children

Place-based nature kindergarten in Victoria, Australia: No tools, no toys, no art supplies

Nature kindergarten programs in Victoria, Australia are built around local conditions and influences versus imported Forest School practices

A critique of "Forest School" or something lost in translation

Contributions of Forest School to outdoor education can be enhanced by deep explorations into its cultural and theoretical meaning

Early childhood education in the outdoors in Aotearoa New Zealand

Indigenous Māori worldviews can give meaning and contextualized authenticity to forest school approaches in early childhood education in Aotearoa, New Zealand


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