The review was designed to support, or challenge, a series of working assumptions about the relationship of children with the natural environment. It did this by reviewing existing literature to find empirical and anecdotal evidence; and by collecting information on a range of existing initiatives which encourage children to engage with the natural environment.
Natural England commissioned a literature review to inform its developing programme of work to encourage more children to engage with the natural environment. As well as supporting the design of delivery interventions, the review has identified research required to strengthen the evidence base under-pinning this area of work.
The University of Sheffield undertook the review and prepared a report which is available at the Related Products link below.