Samantha Klein, a middle school teacher from Washington, USA, explored this question in her master’s thesis. As an educator, she noticed that middle school often marks the end of elementary school features that support physical and mental health, like outdoor recess and green space. With the many changes and challenges that come with middle school, kids lose access to nature when they need it most. Samantha–with support from others – confirms the benefits or bringing nature to schools, including the ‘Return On Investment’ for planting trees, in a new report.
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