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Creativity Education Environmental Concern Families Mental health Physical health and activity Play Social justice
Nature imagery promotes creativityHigh school students viewing nature imagery performed more creatively than students viewing an urban environment. Creativity scores were the highest for participants exposed to scenery rich in both unpredictability and spaciousness. | van Rompay & Jol, 2016. Wild and free: Unpredictability and spaciousness as predictors of creative performance. More details here
This study indicates that technology can be integrated successfully in outdoor environmental education programs without detracting from engagement with nature. | Kacoroski, Liddicoat & Kerlin, 2016. Children’s use of iPads in outdoor environmental education programs. Detail here