Children

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’

May 7, 2018

The play street concept, known as “playing out” in England, is being piloted in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is investing $ ...

New ParkServe Database Maps Parks in U.S. Cities

The Trust for Public Land released an online tool called ParkServe that pinpoints areas lacking in green space. Called the most thorough local parks database ...

Outing Club Petitions to Be Allowed to Go Outside

In response to Penn State University’s recent decision to disband the school’s 98-year-old Outing Club, more than 3,000 people have signed an online petition asking the ...

Who Benefits When a City Goes Green?

A new analysis based on the first stage of a 5-year GreenLULUS study from the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ) found ...

A New Study Shows What Many of Us Already Believe: Dogs Are Good for Kids

Researchers at Kent State University found that children who feel close to their pet dogs are also more securely attached to their parents and have ...

One in Three Dutch Children Rarely or Never Play Outside

The number of children in the Netherlands who play outside every day has slumped from 20% to 14% since 2013, according to research by children’s ...

“Play Outside”: Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games

Belgium recently held a nationwide children’s “play outside” day in which Belgian television networks stopped broadcasting children’s shows to encourage kids to go outdoors. The ...

Free Entrance to All National Parks Is Saturday to Kickoff National Park Week

The U.S. Department of the Interior is kicking off National Park Week with free entrance to all national parks on April 21. For one week ...

Culture Shapes How Children View the Natural World

Researchers at Northwestern University developed a methodology for studying rural Native American kids’ perspectives on nature and compared their responses with those of their city-dwelling ...

National Park Service Announces Plan to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

As part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure and improve the visitor experience, the National Park Service (NPS) announced changes to the ...

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