Research Library

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.

Your search returned the following 26 results.

Nature-based interventions for improving health and wellbeing: The purpose, the people and the outcomes

Nature–based health interventions take a variety of forms, are designed around a range of health and well-being goals, and target different groups of people

Strengthening animal-human relationships as a doorway to Indigenous holistic wellness

Animal-human relationship stories attest to the important role animals play in the holistic health of Indigenous peoples

A systematic review of the psychological, social, and educational outcomes associated with participation in wildland recreational activities

Individuals participating in wildland recreation experience multiple psychological, social, and educational benefits

The effects of preferred natural stimuli on humans' affective states, physiological stress and mental health, and their potential implications for well-being in captive animals

Humans’ attraction for natural environments and the processes through which humans benefit from natural stimuli are largely innate and could apply to other species

Helping youth transition into an alternative residential school setting: Exploring the effects of a wilderness orientation program on youth purpose and identity complexity

Adolescents who participate in wilderness program experience enhanced identity complexity and sense of purpose

Does a nurturing approach that uses an outdoor play environment build resilience in children from a challenging background?

Children from challenging backgrounds experience improved well-being and resilience after participating in nurturing outdoor program

A 10-day developmental voyage: Converging evidence from three studies showing that self-esteem may be elevated and maintained without negative outcomes

Adolescents’ participation in a sailing voyage increases self-esteem, decreases gender bias, does not increase other negative outcomes, and sustains these changes over time

Contact with nature and children’s wellbeing in educational settings

Social interaction, stress and attention may improve in one- to three-year-olds by free play in outdoor green space

Adventure therapy with youth

A review of youth-based adventure therapy programs offers recommendations for improvements

The youth adventure programming model

Literature review serves as basis for youth adventure program model

Changes in latitude, changes in attitude: Analysis of the effects of reverse culture shock–a study of students returning from youth expeditions

Adolescent participation in science and adventure expeditions leads to reverse culture shock, but also life-lessons, and a compass for the future

Adolescents' emotional affinity toward nature: A cross-sectional study

Children’s emotional affinity towards nature is a strong predictor of their willingness to protect the environment

A qualitative investigation of Californian youth interests in the outdoors

California children want to engage in more outdoor activities, but face a number of constraints

Using nature and outdoor activity to improve children's health

Being physically active outdoors and in nature can improve children’s health


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