published Oct 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 Oct 2020
by 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 Sep 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 Aug 2018
Through this teaching guide, students learn to locate national scenic and historic trails that they can visit with their families. Students also carefully read the inspirational language of the National Trails System Act, which motivates them to explore public lands and highlights the crucial role of volunteers in trail maintenance.
published Jan 2016
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.
published Dec 2012
Environmental education inspires lifelong learning.
published May 2012
This trail includes sections made of different materials that can teach children with disabilities how to maneuver on surfaces such as rubber, pea gravel, mulch, boardwalk decking, and concrete pavers.
published Jan 2011
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 Jul 2010
by Alexandra H. Weiss with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails
Florida Youth Equestrian Trails Expo is designed to inspire young equestrians to become active trail users, encourage advocacy and volunteerism on behalf of equestrian trails, and offer education in land conservation ethics.