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Nature Education for Young Children: Research

American Academy of Pediatrics report stresses the importance of play.
Thigpen, Betsy. "Outdoor play: combating sedentary lifestyles". Zero to Three 28:1(September 2007): 19-23.

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. The mission of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation is to inspire children, families and educators to connect more deeply with the world around them. We do this by providing innovative, research-based programs and resources.

Interaction with Nature During the Middle Years: Its Importance in Children's Development and Nature's Future. This article by Randy White is featured on this page. Links to other research articles on the topic of nature education can be found on the page's sidebar.

Nature Conservancy Study Finds Today's Kids Are Choosing TV Over Trees is a summary of an article recently published by the organization in the Journal of Environmental Management.

The Nature-Child Reunion is an article by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

For further information on nature education, contact Mary Beth Pistillo, training coordinator at the Early Childhood Training Center.

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