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The Forest at School: Implications for learning

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The Forest at School: Implications for learning
February 10, 2016

William Sullivan, University of Illinois

Recent research suggests that views to green infrastructure might people smarter - at least temporarily. How can this be? Smarter how? For how long? Does everybody benefit or only some people? In this webinar, William Sullivan will address these questions and add new reasons to invest in urban forests. He will explain how views to urban forests improve test scores and show how even if you aren't taking a test anytime soon, a view to green will improve your thinking.

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The Forest at School: Implications for learning (PDF, 12MB)
William Sullivan
Professor and Department Head, Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois

Resources

Resources Mentioned in the Webinar

William Sullivan: creating healthier, more sustainable communities
William Sullivan provides links and resources to his work on creating healthier, more sustainable communities.

US Forest Service Resources

Green Cities: Good Health
The US Forest Service partners with the University of Washington to maintain Green Cities: Good Health, a website that pulls together 40 years of research showing how the experience of nature improves human health, well-being, and resilience.

Urban Resilience Research Brief
The US Forest Service provides information on urban forests and their fundamental role in improving resilience, adding key decision tools to a community's resilience toolkit.