Whether it's an urban park or a forested wilderness, being close to nature can benefit young people in unexpected ways. The power of nature has been studied on many occasions. It has been found to calm children and enhance their academic performance. It can soothe and relax adults. Now another study , from the University of Southern California, has found that urban teenagers who grow up with more green space in the vicinity of their homes are less likely to be aggressive. The researchers followed 1, adolescents from to The teens came from families in the Greater Los Angeles region, both male and female, from mixed ethnic backgrounds.
After ten years of tracking adolescents' mental health and use of smartphones, I think that such views are misguided. Most young people aged. Michael Meaden is a hands-on, outdoor teen. As a youngster, he enjoyed outdoor youth camps at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in.
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Michael Meaden is a hands-on, outdoor teen. As a youngster, he enjoyed outdoor youth camps at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. But then the year-old outgrew the camps. Fortunately, last year a new teen program was added to the youth camps: