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What are the potential benefits of time in Nature?
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Still reared in captivity

Still reared in captivity | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
Are children's everyday freedoms still in decline? A look back at what's changed over the last decade or so.
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How did trapping children indoors become the norm in such a short space of time? 

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The Art of Stillness in an age of distraction

The Art of Stillness in an age of distraction | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
The “T” in TED stands for technology. So it might sound counterintuitive that we would release a book about the need to unplug.  But we live in a madly accelerating world, where new technologies — for all their benefits — are making our lives more...
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Why sitting still could be so important. Even better why not sit still in nature and let all the hectic side of life go for a while.

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David Suzuki: Getting dirty is good for your immune system

David Suzuki: Getting dirty is good for your immune system | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
People with more diverse kinds of gammaproteobacteria on their bodies are less likely to have allergies.
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Being out in contact with a diversity of nature really is good for your health.

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Edinburgh Research Archive: Evaluation of physical activity at Forest School

Edinburgh Research Archive: Evaluation of physical activity at Forest School | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
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Forest School enhances physical activity in children.

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Exploring nature benefits to health and well being.

Exploring nature benefits to health and well being. | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
Is modern living resulting in more people becoming disconnected from green spaces and the natural world, at the expense of our health and well-being?
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The Forgotten Human Right

The Forgotten Human Right | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it

Nothing so important as an ethic is ever written… it evolves in the minds of a thinking community.” — Aldo Leopold Do children – do all of us – have a right to meaningful connection to the natural world?

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Shareable: Policies for a Shareable City #9: Recreational Spaces

Shareable: Policies for a Shareable City #9: Recreational Spaces | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it

Some nice ideas to improve and green our urban spaces.

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Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. | Video on TED.com

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. | Video on TED.com | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it

TED Talks - Nature’s beauty can be easily missed - but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. Some reflective and meditative thoughts on nature and life.

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Fostering Resilience, Building Resilience in Children and Teens--Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg

Fostering Resilience, Building Resilience in Children and Teens--Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
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A good fit for the benefits of learning outdoors 

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Natural Childhood Report

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Stephen Moss explores how nature supports learning and development for children.

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Forest Bathing - Natural Awakenings - April 2012 - Natural Awakenings

Forest Bathing - Natural Awakenings - April 2012 - Natural Awakenings | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
We all know that spending time in nature is good for our body, mind and spirit. Researchers and scientists are discovering how powerful forest walks can be.
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There really is something in the air in the woods that benefits our health.

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We Want To Learn Outdoors

We Want To Learn Outdoors | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it

An interview with a teacher in Scotland who undertook the OCN level 3 Forest School Training and then put it in to practice in her school.

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Outdoor Hour Challenge - Winter World Colors

Outdoor Hour Challenge - Winter World Colors | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
Join us this week for a simple December Color Walk. Here are some ideas:Outdoor Time: Pick a color to focus on during your outdoor time. Look for things both natural and manmade that are that color.
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State of the UK's forest, woods and trees report

Aiming to quantify the benefits of trees and woodlands. P65 exploring the social benefits of our woodlands.

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Last Child in the Woods - Overview - Richard Louv

Last Child in the Woods - Overview - Richard Louv | Benefits of Nature | Scoop.it
Official website for Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network...
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