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posted Jan 22, 2021
This webinar will identify trail studies and existing programs that may effectively promote and increase the use of trails among youth, especially those from under-resourced neighborhoods or communities.
published Oct 22, 2020
The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and review studies evaluating the
effectiveness of programs to increase access to trails and trails use (physical activity) among youth from under-resourced communities.
published Dec 9, 2020
Spending time on trails not only helps a child's mental and physical development, it can also help create healthy habits that last a lifetime.
published Oct 2, 2020
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are an important resource, but sadly we are increasingly seeing trails abused by littering and vandalism. American Trails has created a packet to teach kids to be great trail stewards so the next generation of trail lovers can help lead the way towards better care for our trails.
published Jan 1, 2011
Active Living Research
Promoting physical activity among children and adults is a priority national health objective in the United States. Regular physical activity lowers the risk of chronic diseases and is an important strategy for reversing the obesity epidemic.
published Sep 30, 2020
In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
published Jan 1, 2016
Children and Nature Network
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the creation of nature-rich urban environments, including schoolyards with natural play spaces and gardens, can help improve physical and mental health, cognitive skills, creativity, and social bonding.
posted Apr 14, 2020
This webinar will help empower kids, and their parents and educators alike, to lead the way through engaging strategies when on the trail.
published Nov 13, 2018
Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas.
published Aug 24, 2018
Gina Knudson with Salmon Valley Stewardship
Local students wrote and narrated short podcasts to educate visitors of the trail about natural and local history.
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