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  2. Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
    2016 - Australia

    Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...

  3. Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  4. Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
    2016 - Canada

    Personal and community benefits of parks and recreation are leading factors by which people in Saskatchewan measure and assess their happiness and quality of life.

  5. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  6. Seeing Community for the Trees
    2015 - England

    Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion. 

  7. The Benefits of Music Education
    2014 - Canada

    Music study leads to lasting changes in children’s brains, increasing their capacity to perform tasks that require sustained attention and careful listening and reading.

  8. Neighborhood Physical Environment and Early Child Health and Development
    2015 - Australia

    The presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence.

  9. Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
    2015 - USA

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy community gardens functioned as multi-purpose community refuges which hosted meaningful and restorative greening practices, and developed supportive communities. ...

  10. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  11. The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors
    2015 - Canada

    Access to active play in nature and outdoors—with its risks—is essential for healthy child development. The report recommends increasing children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in...

  12. Nature is There and it’s Free
    2015 - Canada

    Activities in the natural environment serve as a protective factor in the health and well-being of immigrant families, providing emotional and physical nourishment in the face of adversity.

  13. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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