This exploratory study investigates children’s perceptions and experiences of nature during a residential outdoor environmental education program and contributes to an understanding of how nature experiences arouse biophilia, a love of life and all living things.
How can we promote a responsible attitude and caring view of the earth and its inhabitants among young people? Limited research suggests that contact with the natural world, especially during middle childhood, occupies a surprisingly important place in a child’s emotional responsiveness and receptivity.
5th Annual International Conference of the Ecosystems Services Partnership (ESP), Conference 2012: Ecosystem Services Come of Age: Linking Science, Policy, and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-being
Burgess, Donald J. and Mayer-Smith, Jolie, "Listening to Children: Perceptions of Nature and Biophilia at Mountain School" (2012). Secondary Education. 7.