Benefits of Environmental Education References

1 Alberta Education Ministerial Order on Student Learning (#001/2013)

2 Lieberman & Hoody 1998; Bartosh 2003; SEER 2000 and 2005; NEETF 2000

3 Matsuoka, R. 2008. High School Landscapes and Student Performance. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan

4 Fjortoft, I. 2001. The natural environment as a playground for children: the impact of outdoor play activities in pre-primary schoolchildren. Early Childhood Education Journal 29(20). pp 111-117

5 Pyle,  R. 2002. Eden in a Vacant Lot: Special Places, Species and Kids in Community of Life. Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural and Evolutionary Investigations. Kahn, P.H. and Kellert, S.R. Cambridge: MIT Press

6 Ernst, J., and Monroe, M. 2004. The effect of environment-based education on students’ critical thinking skills and disposition toward critical thinking. Environmental Education Research 10(4)

7 Mannion, G., Adey, C., and Lynch, J. 2010. Intergenerational Place-based Education: where schools, communities and nature meet. Stirling: University of Stirling for Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice.

8 Falco, E., 2004. Environment-based Education: Improving Attitudes and Academics for Adolescents. Evaluation Report for South Carolina Department of Education

9 Hartig, T., Evans, G., Jamner, L., Davis, D and Garling. T. 2003. Tracking restoration in natural and urban field settings. Journal of Environmental Psychology 23(2).

10 Gladwell, V., Brown, D., Wood, D., Sandercock, G. and Barton, J. 2013. The great outdoors: how a green exercise environment can benefit all. Extreme Physiology & Medicine. 2:3

11 Bell, J., Wilson, J. and Lui, G. 2008. Neighborhood greenness and 2-year changes in body mass index of children and youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35(6).

12 Taylor, A., and Kuo, F. 2006. Is contact with nature important for healthy child development? State of the evidence. In C. Spencer & M. Blades (Eds.), Children and Their Environments. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp 124-140

13 Thompson, C., Aspinall, P., and Montarzino, A. 2008. Adult visits to green places and the significance of childhood experience. Environment and Behaviour 40(1). pp 31-49

14 Peter Watson, the current Deputy Minister of the Alberta Executive Council, said this when he was Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment 15