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World Children’s Day: for every child, every right

School children, dressed in brightly red-coloured jumpers stand underneath a tree in a forest. They hold tablets and clipboards and investigate the tree

“Let’s give children opportunities to fall in love with nature because you protect what you love.” — Andrea Koehle Jones Today is World Children's Day and celebrates the power of children to change the world and to support their rights and participation …

Children & Nature Programme: the importance of integrating time spent in nature at school

Fathe with two children looking at nature

Across government, we share an aspiration to create healthy, happy societies. One mechanism for achieving this is by improving the connection people have with nature, which provides better mental and physical health. For children, the effects are more profound, with …

Two hours a week outside is important for health and wellbeing

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Two children measuring natuure in a forest

Using data from our Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment Survey (MENE) and Exeter University’s study, new research published in Nature has found that two hours of nature a week significantly boosts health and wellbeing. This supports findings from …