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Getting to know nature: evaluating the effects of the Get to Know Program on children’s connectedness with nature Aug. 26, 2015 News
People in industrialized countries may be losing their connection with nature. The Get to Know Program (Get to Know) is a multi-faceted program aimed at encouraging direct connection with nature through a variety of activities (observations of wildlife, hiking, creative arts, and special events), specifically among youth. Three studies assessed the effects of three Get to Know program activities on youth’s implicit connectedness with nature (measured using a computer based game). Participants were youth recruited from southern California schools or youth organizations. Participation in the Get to Know Program’s Creative Arts Contest was associated with increased implicit connectedness with nature. However, participation in the Get to Know Natural Treasure Adventure and Virtual Hike did not have an effect on connectedness with nature. Implications of these findings are important for agencies seeking to find effective tools for outreach focused on connecting participants with nature.
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Natural Sculpture Art Event
Thank you to everyone who made it out for the Natural Sculpture Art Event at Kaloya Regional Park this past weekend. Youth participated in a variety of nature activities including a hike around Kaloya Park, building natural sculptures and playing nature themed games to get youth active!
The Get to Know Contest was featured on Shaw TV Kamloops last night! To see the full segment click here