Public Health

Children gather around as teacher conducts lesson in a forest

School’s Out

There are more than 400 outdoor preschools in the U.S. designed to create a closer connection between children and nature. But are the programs simply a trend for green parents, or a lasting model for early-childhood education? Read More...
Overhead shot of highways surrounded by city forests.

What is Rewilding?

Host Erin Sullivan goes on a journey across the country—from D.C. to LA—to explore how some cities are helping us get back outside. Maybe we aren’t stuck inside forever, after all. Read More...

A Dose of the Outdoors

New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on our physical and mental health. Read More...