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  1. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

    Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...

  2. The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS

    Contributor(s):: Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp

  3. Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming

    Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill

    This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...

  4. Making gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students' examination grades and self-efficacy

    Contributor(s):: Carol Fuller, Daisy Powell, Simon Fox

    In this paper we explore the role of outdoor residential experiences on the sense of efficacy and examination attainment of a group of under achieving students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The article reports on a three year project which focuses on two groups of Year 9 (age 14) to...

  5. Learning biology and mathematics outdoors: effects and attitudes in a Swedish high school context

    Contributor(s):: Emilia Fagerstam, Jonas Blom

    This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13–15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in...

  6. Learning arithmetic outdoors in junior high school – influence on performance and self-regulating skills

    Contributor(s):: Emilia Fägerstam, Joakim Samuelsson

    This study aims to explore the influence of outdoor teaching among students, aged 13, on arithmetic performance and self-regulation skills as previous research concerning outdoor mathematics learning is limited. This study had a quasi-experimental design. An outdoor and a traditional group...

  7. High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning

    Contributor(s):: Emilia Fägerstam

    This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study...

  8. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  9. Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program

    Contributor(s):: Scott Caspell

  10. Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change

    Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck

  11. Emmanuelle Fournier-Chouinard

    Emmanuelle Fournier-Chouinard is a Psychologist-Psychotherapist from Québec, Canada. She teaches AAT/AAE (Cégep de La Pocatière, cégep de Chicoutimi, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) and is a Dog...

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