News Article

Go Outside and Play—and Learn Science

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In "Researching a New Pathway for Promoting Children’s Active Outdoor Science Exploration in Urban Settings," EDC researchers Marion Goldstein, Jamie Kynn, and Elizabeth Pierson, with Lisa Famularo, describe an NSF AISL-funded project to develop an outdoor science toolkit and to research its promise for supporting children’s active, outdoor environmental science learning through the use of digital resources and hands-on activities.

Findings showed that the toolkit positively influenced children's behaviors and supported educators and parents in engaging children with focal science concepts and practices across a range of informal, outdoor contexts (e.g., local park departments, nature centers, and school-based after-school programs with open green space).

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