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Idaho Gets Nation’s First International Dark Sky Reserve

January 16, 2018


A 1,400-square-mile swath of central Idaho, in the Sawtooth National Forest, has been designated the nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. The area is so ...

When It Comes to Walking in a Park or Down a City Street, a Study Finds Not All Exercise Is Created Equal

A recent study published in the journal “The Lancet” suggests that a walk in nature is more beneficial to human health than a walk on a ...

Can Your Child’s Phone Bring Them Closer to Nature?

A new research study conducted by Danish researchers will investigate how technology and social media impact children’s and young people’s experiences of the natural world. ...

Being ‘OUT’ in the Outdoors

Nationwide, the National Park Service (NPS) is striving to welcome a new and increasingly diverse audience. A recent retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ...

As Modern Life Retreats From Nature, Science Documents Its Healing Powers

As society grows increasingly disconnected from the outdoors, efforts to document the science behind the benefits of nature continue to grow. Most recently is author ...

GOCO Awards $14 Million to Nine Communities to Get Kids Playing Outside

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded more than $ 14 million to help get kids outside in nine Colorado communities. The awards are part of the Inspire Initiative, ...

Teen Inmates Locked Indoors for Months

An alarming new investigation finds that the most vulnerable youth, who are most in need of healing, were not allowed to go outdoors for months, ...

Thousands Petition Dictionary Over Nature Words

A petition calling for the Oxford Junior Dictionary to reinstate words related to the natural world has received more than 50,000 signatures. The petition says ...

UK Housing Body Calls for Focus on Children’s Play

The UK’s National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation has published a new report on the importance of housing design features taking account of children’s need ...

Kid-friendly Urban Design Makes Cities Better for All

Urban planning that emphasizes children’s needs could have long-term positive effects on cities, according to a new research report by international consulting firm Arup. The ...

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