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 Jan 2016
by 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.
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.
Apr 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.
Apr 23, 2020
This webinar will help empower kids, and their parents and educators alike, to lead the way through engaging strategies when on the trail.
posted Jun 11, 2019
by Emmalee Dolfi with The Trust for Public Land
Using the power of GIS mapping to strategically target development of recreation access and new land protection opportunities to address gap areas.
posted Jun 4, 2019
by Daniel Ashworth with Alta Planning + Design, Sara Patterson with Michael Baker International
Two case studies lay out the opportunities and challenges with completing trails through a lengthy planning, design, and construction process with multiple planning partners and project funders.
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