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Connecting People to Nature: From Caring to Conservation and More

Hear from three experts exploring research, strategies, and benefits of connecting people to nature: Louise Chawla, University of Colorado; Lauren Watkins, Impact by Design; and Sheila Williams-Ridge, University of Minnesota. 

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5/20/19
What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces

The multiple benefits of ‘nature’ for human health and well‐being have been documented at an increasing rate over the past 30 years. A growing body of research also demonstrates the positive well‐being benefits of nature‐connectedness.

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4/22/19
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Sustainability Changemakers

Go-to Guide for Creating a New Generation of Changemakers Capable of Transitioning Our World to a Sustainable Future:

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4/4/19
Adopt-A-Pond/Field/Park Example Documents

Attached are a series of documents from various institutions and states that desribe their Adopt-A-Pond, Field, or Park Programs.

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4/1/19
Brookside Gardens Stroll for Wellness

The positive benefits of exposure to nature and green spaces related wellness are well documented.

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4/1/19
Naming and Framing Issues for Deliberation: Resources

Issue guides provide the overall framework for the deliberative discussion and help forum participants focus on alternative courses of action.

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3/25/19
Guidelines for Excellence Professional Development of Environmental Educators

Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence is a set of
recommendations about the basic knowledge and abilities educators need to provide high quality

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2/14/19
Grow your own food security? Integrating science and citizen science to estimate the contribution of own growing to UK food production

Own‐grown fruit and vegetable production in urban areas is increasingly assumed to increase food security, however, the evidence‐base to support this assumption is lacking.

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1/28/19
Evaluating Awareness of Horticulture Therapy in the Omaha Area

Horticulture therapy, where gardens, landscapes, and other plant materials are used to increase
overall wellness or reach defined therapeutic goals, has a body of research which supports its

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1/8/19
Status and Education Programs of Public Children’s Gardens in the United States

The purpose of this study was to examine the status and education programs of public children’s gardens in the United States and evaluate their role as a place to provide nature experiences and learning for children.

 

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3/21/18

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