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  2. Guide and Scout Participation, Childhood Social Position and Mental Health at Age 50
    2017 - Scotland

    Youth programmes that support resilience and social mobility through developing the potential for self-reliance and collaboration in natural environments may be protective of mental health in...

  3. Neighbourhood Environments, Children’s Physical Activity, and Sedentary time
    2016 - Australia

    Mixed land use and many playgrounds and sport venues was associated with less television viewing on weekends.  

  4. Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

  5. Living in Cities, Naturally
    2016 - USA

    Cities designed well, with nature in mind and at hand, can be understood as natural, supportive of both ecosystem integrity and public health.

  6. The Economic Value of Quiet Recreation
    2016 - USA

    Nonmotorized recreation on the public lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the US economy. 

  7. The Economic Impact of Local Parks
    2015 - USA

    America’s local and regional public park agencies generated nearly $140 billion in economic activity and supported almost 1 million jobs from their operations and capital spending alone in 2013. ...

  8. Children’s Sense of Attachment to the Residential Common Open Space
    2015 - Asia

    The presence of natural features and facilities has more effect on developing children's sense of place attachment than architectural design of surrounding building such as material and colour of...

  9. From the Inside Out to the Outside In
    2015 - Canada

    The study reveals increasing understanding of the positive relationships between park and protected area visitation and the associated health and well-being benefits to the visitors.

  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. Nature Experience Reduces the Risk of Depression
    2015 - USA

    The study suggests that access to natural environment may be vital for mental health in our rapidly urbanizing world.

  12. Therapeutic Landscapes and Wellbeing in Later Life
    2015 - Canada

    Nature can promote the physical, mental, and social health of older adults.

  13. 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.

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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