Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril
November 15, 2020
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Louise Chawla, University of Colorado Boulder
(THE CONVERSATION) As an environmental psychologist who works to improve young people's access to nature, I recently completed a review that brings two bodies of research together: one on connecting children and adolescents with nature, and the second on supporting healthy coping when they realize they are part of a planet in peril.
My review shows that children and adolescents benefit from living near nature and having adults in the...