A reading list of recent news, research and reasons to get outside!

Active Outdoor Play Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health

National Post: Nearly half of Canadians report struggling with anxiety, but are we really coming undone?

Big Think: Doctors in Scotland Can Now Prescribe Nature to their Patients

The Guardian: 'Bad things happen in the woods': the anxiety of hiking while black

The Ottawa Citizen: We Need Nature For Our Own Health and Nature Needs Us

The Tree Hugger: Huge Study Confirms Significant Health Benefits in Nature

David Suzuki Foundation: Get Outside and Save the World

CBC: Canadian's Too Lazy, Busy, To Go Outside and Play

Financial Post: Survey Finds Todays Children Are Spending 35% Less Time Playing Freely Outside

Ontario Parks: Try A Regular Dose of Camping for Good Health

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment: Partners with BC Parks Foundation

Thompson Rivers University: Reduce Your Screen Time and Head Outside

The Quartz: The American Academy of Pediatrics is Telling Doctors to Start Prescribing Play

9 out of 10 Canadians are Happier in Nature

Nature and freedom strongly linked

The Nature Playbook - Canadian Parks Council

Connecting Canadians with Nature

What are the benefits of interacting with nature?

A prescription for nature and ourselves: getting outside

Residential green space in childhood is associated with lower risk of psychiatric disorders from adolescence into adulthood

Option plein air: 20 ans de réussite pour des élèves en adaptation scolaire

The future of hospitals? In Oslo, sick kids chop wood and shoot arrows

Nature Rx - Video

Mood Walks with Parks Canada

Could your physician prescribe nature walks to boost health and mood?

Global Wellness Summit Releases In-depth Report, “Eight Wellness Trends for 2019”

Spending time in nature helps mental health