How forest schools boost children's immune systems

Scandinavian-style forest schools and nurseries are spreading all around the world. Outdoor learning is increasing seen as an important way of connecting children with nature.

Why diversity in nature could be the key to mental wellbeing

Green spaces with high natural diversity have more mental health benefits than those with low natural diversity.

Bone Are Stronger in Kids Living Near Green Areas

Early childhood exposure to green areas near the home during critical growth and development periods has a positive impact on bone health, said researchers.

Living near a green space can reduce your biological age by 2.5 years

A joint Spanish and American research team found that people living near green spaces are on average 2.5 years biologically younger than those who do not.

Daycares in Finland Built a 'Forest', And It Changed Kids' Immune Systems

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland.

Ocean Is a Living Entity with Rights

A major essay in a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal argues that oceans are a “living entity” entitled to rights. The “Ocean rights” approach would make the creatures of the sea co-equal with humans.

Living environment may be key to longevity

Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age. New research suggests that people who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday.

Earth School can be your kid's at-home science teacher

Earth School together with experts from National Geographic, WWF, and the BBC created a brand new online science curriculum of sorts that comprises 30 short animated videos about various topics.

Iceland recommends hugging trees instead of people

The Icelandic Forestry Service released a statement where it is encouraging people to cuddle up to a tree. It is highly recommended that people get outdoors during the pandemic.

Children need an hour of nature time each day

A recent study shows that children should spend at least one hour playing and spending time in nature each day. Like that they demonstrate a remarkable increase in personal wellbeing and health.

20 min of nature daily significantly lower stress level

We know that spending time in nature reduces stress, but until now it was unclear how much is enough. New study shows that in terms of efficiently lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, you should spend 20 to 30 minutes in nature.

Connection of children to nature brings less behavioural problems

Children in a closer connection with nature have less distress, less hyperactivity, fewer behavioural and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behaviour, a new study found.

Nature can teach your kid resilience

Spending time outside teaches kids to cope with challenging situations, both emotional and physical. It allows for scenarios in which a certain degree of character-building hardship is experienced without being cruel or unfair to the child.

Living Near Greenery Keeps Elderly People's Minds Young

A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.