The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation asks Tara Zupancic about the role of nature in nurturing positive mental health in children.


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“The ability of nature to shift a child’s mood and mental focus isn’t simply a romantic notion. Scientific investigation reveals that nature serves as a seedbed of restoration that can buffer the gravity of stress, anxiety, depression and learning challenges braved by a ballooning number of children”

Read the full article here.

NEW: The Child Nature Connection, 2018 Free Workshop Series.

Join us to explore the latest research into how nature can support a child’s well-being, creative problem solving, and ability to learn, as well as, protect against stress, anxiety, and depression.  Tara Zupancic will lead an interactive discussion about the physical, mental, social and emotional benefits of nature to a child’s life and explore strategies for strengthening childhood connections to nature.

June 10, 2018 – Mount Wolfe Forest Farm, Caledon Ontario

April 22, 2018 – Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Albion Hills Field Centre

More dates coming soon! To request a workshop contact: info@habitusresearch.ca