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It’s True, Nature Does Nurture Us

Nature Nurtures Us

Researchers are perpetually interested in how our environment influences us. Studies have shown that continual lack of exposure to natural surroundings can negatively impact one’s mood as well as health. The science behind the significance of ecological presence points to the fact that some modern settings humans spend their time in are far from natural, and that this disconnect from nature can greatly affect us. Dr. Frances Kuo has investigated how experiences in nature influence children. After administering assessments to groups of children, some living by patches of green and some who lived in areas surrounded only by concrete, it was… read more