A Greener Childhood Associated with a Happier Adulthood

A group of students explores the rocky shores of Lake Superior

Recent research indicates that access to the outdoors in childhood is strongly associated with happiness, mental health, and well-being in adulthood.

“The effect is remarkable,” says Kelly Lambert, a neuroscientist at the University of Richmond who studies the psychological effects of natural spaces. “If we were talking about a new medicine that had this kind of effect the buzz would be huge, but these results suggest that being able to go for a walk in the park as a kid is just as impactful.” Read the full article from NPR here.

This is one of the many reasons why Waldorf schools prioritize outdoor learning and recreation for our students. Not only are outdoor spaces great places to move, discover, and develop curiosity, they also help our students feel balanced, refreshed, and ready to learn.

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