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Gille, Steve – Educational Facility Planner, 2010
There are many reasons to incorporate daylighting into the building or renovation of K-16 learning facilities. Benefits include increased productivity for students and staff, improved health, a better connection to the outdoors, energy savings and better quality of light. Add the role daylighting can play in LEED certification and it's clear that…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Energy Conservation, Health Promotion, Sustainable Development
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Zierold, Kristina M.; Sears, Clara G.; Brock, Guy N. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Coal ash, a waste product generated from burning coal for energy, is composed of highly respirable particles containing heavy metals, radioactive elements, and polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons. Coal ash is stored in landfills and surface impoundments frequently located near neighborhoods. Fugitive dust from the storage sites exposes neighborhoods,…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Environmental Influences, Public Health, Public Opinion
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Maller, Cecily Jane – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to determine educators' perceptions about the benefits of contact with nature for children's mental, emotional and social health. Design/methodology/approach: The approach was exploratory using qualitative methods. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with school principals and teachers as well as professionals from the…
Descriptors: Empowerment, School Activities, Environmental Education, Child Welfare
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Copeland, Kristen A.; Kendeigh, Cassandra A.; Saelens, Brian E.; Kalkwarf, Heidi J.; Sherman, Susan N. – Health Education Research, 2012
Many (56%) US children aged 3-5 years are in center-based childcare and are not obtaining recommended levels of physical activity. In order to determine what child-care teachers/providers perceived as benefits and barriers to children's physical activity in child-care centers, we conducted nine focus groups and 13 one-on-one interviews with 49…
Descriptors: Weather, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Physical Activity Level
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Fisher-Maltese, Carley; Fisher, Dana R.; Ray, Rashawn – International Review of Education, 2018
This article explores how school gardens provide learning opportunities for school-aged children while concurrently helping cities achieve sustainability. The authors analyse this process in Washington, DC, a particularly innovative metropolis in the United States. This national capital city boasts two of the most progressive examples of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Innovation
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Molina-García, Javier; Queralt, Ana; Estevan, Isaac; Sallis, James F. – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The public health benefit of school physical education (PE) depends in large part on physical activity (PA) provided during class. According to the literature, PE has a valuable role in public health, and PA levels during PE classes depend on a wide range of factors. The main objective of this study, based on ecological models of behaviour, was to…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, High School Students
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Kirtepe, Abdurrahman; Altungul, Oguzhan; Karahuseyinoglu, M. Fatih – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effective factors of people choosing outdoor recreation areas, which is belonging to local government in Elazig Province Center, for feel comfortable in social, cultural and physiological aspects where they can evaluate their free time and benefit from different purposes according to different…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Preferences, Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Bailie, Patti; Rosenow, Nancy – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2014
The collection of papers contained in this special issue was elicited by a worldwide call for papers to explore settings that provided nature experiences for young children, with attention given to the effects that these initiatives have on the holistic development and environmental awareness of the children, as well as impacts on the teachers and…
Descriptors: Youth, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Environment
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Battista, Rebecca A.; West, Stephanie T. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: In order to promote physical activity among youth, it is critical that communities offer options beyond sports that still provide similar health benefits. Purpose: Given the appeal of technology among today's youth, the purpose of our study was to evaluate geocaching as a technology-based platform for promoting physical activity in…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Youth Opportunities, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
Orange County Dept. of Education, Santa Ana, CA. – 1982
Presented in five sections, the manual furnishes cabin leaders (high school students) with background information concerning philosophy, teaching, objectives, daily schedule, and cabin leader responsibilities in the Orange County Outdoor School program. The welcome section contains the history of the Outdoor School, staff responsibilities,…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Leaders Guides
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Rickwood, Greg – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
It is well known that a large majority of school-age children and adolescents are not active enough to gain the physical and psychological benefits associated with regular moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Schools can play a pivotal role in reversing this trend due to the time students spend in this setting. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Institutional Characteristics
Cleaver, Samantha – Instructor, 2007
Across the country, environmental education schools and the growing movement to get children outdoors are challenging the current "indoor generation" of kids. Martin LeBlanc, Sierra Club national youth education director, says the interest has never been greater. People have never been more aware of the fact that children are not getting…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Environmental Education, Federal Legislation, Climate
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Mygind, Erik; Bølling, Mads; Seierøe Barfod, Karen – Education 3-13, 2019
The aim of the present study was through semi-structured interviews to explore "udeskole" teacher's perceptions of motivational factors and challenges while teaching regularly outside the classroom on a weekly basis during a year. Six females and two male "udeskole" teachers participated and answered an interview guide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Outdoor Education, Educational Benefits
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McNamara, John – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2009
Running is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It helps to build strong bones, a healthy body, and needs no equipment to perform. Additionally, it can be a valuable tool in physical education because it benefits students' speed, endurance, and overall health. However, limited space is often a concern when teaching, practicing,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Physical Education Teachers
Adams, Cameron – American School & University, 2007
As the green movement grows, studies provide conclusive evidence about the benefits of environmentally conscious practices indoors and outdoors. Schools are no exception. Many of these studies demonstrate how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools adversely affects many of the nation's 55 million students with health problems such as asthma and…
Descriptors: Pollution, Educational Environment, Health Promotion, Environmental Standards
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