Nature-based Programs

So many programs based on the healing benefits of nature! From ecotherapy to care farming to Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) to animal-assisted therapy... In the…
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Make your own sensory walk with interesting textures and materials for children [and adults] to walk over [or to experience with their hands].  This is a great multi-sensory Active Learning activity for students with sensory impairments, multiple disabilities and other special needs! Outdoor, Montessori, Pre K, Diy, Sensory Activities, Activities For Kids, Sensory Garden, Outdoor Learning, Sensory
These creative sensory walk activities for kids are great for exploring the senses.
Make your own sensory walk with interesting textures and materials for children [and adults] to walk over [or to experience with their hands]. This is a great multi-sensory Active Learning activity for students with sensory impairments, multiple disabilities and other special needs!
Developing a Park Prescription Program for Your Community Play, Nature, Development, Community, Health Department, Children And Family, Create Awareness, Get Outdoors, Parks And Recreation
Developing a Park Prescription Program for Your Community | Health and Wellness | Parks and Recreation Magazine | NRPA
Developing a Park Prescription Program for Your Community
Welcome to Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club for kids that helps you and your family get up, get out, and get moving! Outdoors, Outdoor Kids, Walking In Nature, Forest Bathing, Appalachian Mountains, Mountain Club
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Welcome to Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club for kids that helps you and your family get up, get out, and get moving!
Walk with a Doc. "We bring communities together by creating a safe environment to experience health education and inspiration. Oh, and you’ll get your steps in for the day too! Join us by attending a Walk near you (always free!) or by starting a healthcare provider led Walk of your own." Inspiration, Health Care, Health, Education, Health Education, Healthcare Provider, Walking Program
Inspiring communities through movement and conversation
Walk with a Doc. "We bring communities together by creating a safe environment to experience health education and inspiration. Oh, and you’ll get your steps in for the day too! Join us by attending a Walk near you (always free!) or by starting a healthcare provider led Walk of your own."
Park Rx - Come Alive Outside. "2018 Program Impact: 160 Patients referred by providers; 86% Participants who increased physical activity; 2X Increase in frequency of physical activity; 88% Participants who report improved mental wellbeing" Coaching, Health Coach, Physical Activities, Mental Wellbeing, Report
Nature RX - Come Alive Outside
Park Rx - Come Alive Outside. "2018 Program Impact: 160 Patients referred by providers; 86% Participants who increased physical activity; 2X Increase in frequency of physical activity; 88% Participants who report improved mental wellbeing"
Walk With Your Doc. "Why do doctors want to walk with patients? Because it’s the best prescription for health they can give you." Bathing, Doctors, Prescription, Appealing, Doc, Good Things, Best
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Walk With Your Doc. "Why do doctors want to walk with patients? Because it’s the best prescription for health they can give you."
Nearly half of park and recreation agencies are using technology to reconnect youth to nature, including using mobile apps that “gamify” outdoor exploration and cultivate curiosity about the natural world.... Parks are no longer debating the pros and cons of using technology to get kids and families outdoors — they are actively exploring how to creatively incorporate technology in their outdoor programming." Here are some examples of apps Apps, Kids Learning, Outdoor Family Fun, Explore Outdoors, Science Activities
Outdoor Exploration Through Technology | Community Center | Parks and Recreation Magazine | NRPA
Nearly half of park and recreation agencies are using technology to reconnect youth to nature, including using mobile apps that “gamify” outdoor exploration and cultivate curiosity about the natural world.... Parks are no longer debating the pros and cons of using technology to get kids and families outdoors — they are actively exploring how to creatively incorporate technology in their outdoor programming." Here are some examples of apps
Forest Bathing: Markham’s new initiative - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Canada Ecology, Canada, Conservation, Natural Ecosystem, Grounds, Landscape Architect
Forest Bathing: Markham’s new initiative - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Forest Bathing: Markham’s new initiative - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Canada
Forest Bathing: Markham’s new initiative - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Canada Landscape Architects, Forest
Forest Bathing: Markham’s new initiative - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Forest Bathing: Markham’s new initiative - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Canada
University preserve gives community natural habitat. “This is a place where exploration and wonder flourish,” Crim said. The Plainsman, Environmental Education, Nature Center, Field Trip, Educational Programs, Habitats
University preserve gives community natural habitat - The Auburn Plainsman
University preserve gives community natural habitat. “This is a place where exploration and wonder flourish,” Crim said.
How remote Bella Bella emerged from its 'dark time' by reconnecting troubled youth with the land. Ms. Wilson's Grade 1 class takes part in Salmon Week events (2015), learning how to prepare salmon for traditional barbecue around the fire. During Salmon Week, our students get hands-on experience with smoking, barbecuing, drying and jarring salmon. (Johanna Gordon-Walker) Salmon, State Of The Union, Canada Party, Western Canada, First Nations, Levels Of Government, Western Parties
Won't somebody please think of the tax collectors - Macleans.ca
How remote Bella Bella emerged from its 'dark time' by reconnecting troubled youth with the land. Ms. Wilson's Grade 1 class takes part in Salmon Week events (2015), learning how to prepare salmon for traditional barbecue around the fire. During Salmon Week, our students get hands-on experience with smoking, barbecuing, drying and jarring salmon. (Johanna Gordon-Walker)
10 Minute Walk | Initiatives | National Recreation and Park Association. "A nationwide movement to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America. Over 220 Mayors and counting have come together to support the 10-Minute Walk campaign and are increasing equitable park access and quality through local policy changes, master planning efforts, and increased funding." Trust For Public Land, How To Plan, Lessons Learned, 10 Minute, Lesson, Supportive, Play To Learn
Park Access Campaign | Initiatives | National Recreation and Park Association
10 Minute Walk | Initiatives | National Recreation and Park Association. "A nationwide movement to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America. Over 220 Mayors and counting have come together to support the 10-Minute Walk campaign and are increasing equitable park access and quality through local policy changes, master planning efforts, and increased funding."
How remote Bella Bella emerged from its 'dark time' by reconnecting troubled youth with the land. "Jorgensen, seeing how detached Heiltsuk kids had become from their lands, began taking them out into the watershed, building cabins with them, teaching them about the vast territory, which stretches over 17,000 sq. km." Cabins, Towns, Outdoor Structures, Detached, Travel Advisory
Won't somebody please think of the tax collectors - Macleans.ca
How remote Bella Bella emerged from its 'dark time' by reconnecting troubled youth with the land. "Jorgensen, seeing how detached Heiltsuk kids had become from their lands, began taking them out into the watershed, building cabins with them, teaching them about the vast territory, which stretches over 17,000 sq. km."
Evolve – The National Justice Movement for Ethical Prison Farms. "Since 2016, Evolve Our Prison Farms has put forward an evidence-based proposal for prison farms that would model health, sustainability, and therapeutic rehabilitation through a voluntary program of green agriculture and animal sanctuary." Farms, Therapeutic, Sanctuary, Farm Cow, Prison, Evidence, Evolve
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Evolve – The National Justice Movement for Ethical Prison Farms. "Since 2016, Evolve Our Prison Farms has put forward an evidence-based proposal for prison farms that would model health, sustainability, and therapeutic rehabilitation through a voluntary program of green agriculture and animal sanctuary."
The Elderly in Nature. "The fusion of horticulture into medicinal fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychology has created a positive change in how we view medicine and therapy. The focus has shifted from searching for fast-acting cures to the recreation and stability associated with being in nature." Occupational Therapy, Fun Activities, Seniors, Activities, Elderly, Older Adults, Therapy, Horticulture Therapy
The Elderly in Nature
The Elderly in Nature. "The fusion of horticulture into medicinal fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychology has created a positive change in how we view medicine and therapy. The focus has shifted from searching for fast-acting cures to the recreation and stability associated with being in nature."
Increasing Local Food Procurement in Municipally-Operated Facilities and Cafeterias Project Description: The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) project, Serving Up Local, is a partnership with Durham and Halton regions, and the City of Hamilton, to increase the amount of local foods offered in their facilities with a special focus on long-term care homes.  Continue Reading » Durham, Reading, Foods, Food Policy, Local Food, Serve, Locals, Toronto Food
Serving Up Local - Food and Farming
Increasing Local Food Procurement in Municipally-Operated Facilities and Cafeterias Project Description: The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) project, Serving Up Local, is a partnership with Durham and Halton regions, and the City of Hamilton, to increase the amount of local foods offered in their facilities with a special focus on long-term care homes. Continue Reading »
"The fusion of horticulture into medicinal fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychology has created a positive change in how we view medicine and therapy. The focus has shifted from searching for fast-acting cures to the recreation and stability associated with being in nature." Physics, Physical Therapy, Medicine, Stability, Positivity
The Elderly in Nature
"The fusion of horticulture into medicinal fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychology has created a positive change in how we view medicine and therapy. The focus has shifted from searching for fast-acting cures to the recreation and stability associated with being in nature."
Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems. "The study is part of Dr. Sobko's research-based programme Play&Grow, which is the first in Hong Kong to promote healthy eating and active playtime with preschool children by connecting them to nature. Launched in 2016, it has so far included almost 1000 families from all over Hong Kong." Parents, Hong Kong, Children, Childrens Health, Kids Behavior, Environmental Program
Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems
Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems. "The study is part of Dr. Sobko's research-based programme Play&Grow, which is the first in Hong Kong to promote healthy eating and active playtime with preschool children by connecting them to nature. Launched in 2016, it has so far included almost 1000 families from all over Hong Kong."
"New website aims to connect people with nature in McLean County" Plants, State Parks, People, County, Farm, Website, Garden, Mclean
New website aims to connect people with nature in McLean County
"New website aims to connect people with nature in McLean County"
"New website aims to connect people with nature in McLean County" United Kingdom, Park, Views
New website aims to connect people with nature in McLean County
"New website aims to connect people with nature in McLean County"
Call for visits to National Parks to be made part of school curriculum “By introducing access opportunities at an early age, by embedding it into the school curriculum, children from all walks of life will be given the chance to fall in love with our countryside.' Public Transport, National Parks, England, Parks, Primary School Curriculum, Rural, Natural Landmarks
Call for visits to National Parks to be made part of school curriculum
Call for visits to National Parks to be made part of school curriculum “By introducing access opportunities at an early age, by embedding it into the school curriculum, children from all walks of life will be given the chance to fall in love with our countryside.'
Healthy Living: State offering $1.5 million to get kids outside | Q13 FOX News. "Guzlas says the goal of 'No Child Left Inside' is to 'provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world.'" Fox, Healthy Living, News, Western Washington, Natural World, Youth, The Outsiders, Quality
Healthy Living: State offering $1.5 million to get kids outside
Healthy Living: State offering $1.5 million to get kids outside | Q13 FOX News. "Guzlas says the goal of 'No Child Left Inside' is to 'provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world.'"
National Health Service Forest, UK: Growing forests for health. "The project's aims include to improve the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land" Wild Life, Public, National Health Service, National Health, Health And Wellbeing, Wellbeing
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National Health Service Forest, UK: Growing forests for health. "The project's aims include to improve the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land"
Healthy Living: State offering $1.5 million to get kids outside | Q13 FOX News. "Guzlas says the goal of 'No Child Left Inside' is to 'provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world.'"
Healthy Living: State offering $1.5 million to get kids outside
Healthy Living: State offering $1.5 million to get kids outside | Q13 FOX News. "Guzlas says the goal of 'No Child Left Inside' is to 'provide under-served youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world.'"
SunLive - Getting back to natural health - The Bay's News First. “We want to take them away from the internet and back to their natural environment and exploring different ways of spending their time; re-engaging with Tangaroa (the sea) and the whenua (land).” Natural Environment, Environment, Sea, Natural Health
Getting back to natural health - The Bay's News First
SunLive - Getting back to natural health - The Bay's News First. “We want to take them away from the internet and back to their natural environment and exploring different ways of spending their time; re-engaging with Tangaroa (the sea) and the whenua (land).”
Waquoit Healing Arts Center has cure for wintertime blues. “Life is so busy,” she said. “Even when you take a walk with the dog, sometimes you’re going about the motions, but you’re not really there, so you only see what’s right in front of you. It’s amazing what you see when you stop to really look.” "She takes a holistic approach to health care and uses nature-based therapies to help clients deal with stress, anxiety, and relationship challenges." Healing Arts, Healing, Holistic Approach, Holistic Approach To Health, Dealing With Stress
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Waquoit Healing Arts Center has cure for wintertime blues. “Life is so busy,” she said. “Even when you take a walk with the dog, sometimes you’re going about the motions, but you’re not really there, so you only see what’s right in front of you. It’s amazing what you see when you stop to really look.” "She takes a holistic approach to health care and uses nature-based therapies to help clients deal with stress, anxiety, and relationship challenges."
Doctors prescribe a dose of nature to kids and families with health issues. The US Fish & Wildlife Service "designs special prescription programs that move at an easy pace and include lots of stops for exploration. Health experts and nature advocates seem to agree that you can tell families to get out and exercise until you're blue in the face, but they may never try it. But write a prescription for nature and suddenly the whole idea is taken much more seriously." Health Issues, Health Expert, Parenting
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Doctors prescribe a dose of nature to kids and families with health issues. The US Fish & Wildlife Service "designs special prescription programs that move at an easy pace and include lots of stops for exploration. Health experts and nature advocates seem to agree that you can tell families to get out and exercise until you're blue in the face, but they may never try it. But write a prescription for nature and suddenly the whole idea is taken much more seriously."
30 Days Wild Care Homes. "The aim of 30 Days Wild is a modest one; participants must choose one random act of wildness each day throughout June in an effort to engage with nature and rediscover the simple joys to be found in wild interactions." Ideas, Home, Care Homes, Wild, Wildlife
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust: Care Homes’ Experiences of 30 Days Wild | Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
30 Days Wild Care Homes. "The aim of 30 Days Wild is a modest one; participants must choose one random act of wildness each day throughout June in an effort to engage with nature and rediscover the simple joys to be found in wild interactions."
"Old or young, the wilderness has no age limits – and it asks for nothing in return. We all share an inherited need for adventure, which can be fulfilled when we take a little longer to appreciate the world, and wild around us. The elderly often need help to access these experiences, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they’re available."  nature and health wildlife trusts Adventure, Wilderness, Carer, Olds
30 Days Wild: The benefits of nature upon the elderly and their carers | The Wildlife Trusts
"Old or young, the wilderness has no age limits – and it asks for nothing in return. We all share an inherited need for adventure, which can be fulfilled when we take a little longer to appreciate the world, and wild around us. The elderly often need help to access these experiences, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they’re available." nature and health wildlife trusts
Persil Wild Explorers App — The Wild Network. "It is packed with over 100 outdoor activities that take from just 20 minutes to a whole day. Persil Wild Explorers is the perfect companion to outdoor play. Free the kids and download the new app now." Explore, Companion, Outdoor Activities, Discover
Persil Wild Explorers
Persil Wild Explorers App — The Wild Network. "It is packed with over 100 outdoor activities that take from just 20 minutes to a whole day. Persil Wild Explorers is the perfect companion to outdoor play. Free the kids and download the new app now."