"These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs."

- Anton Chekhov

Bratman, G. N., Hamilton, J. P., Hahn, K. S., Daily, G. C., & Gross, J. J. (2015). Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences112(28), 8567-8572.

Gaster, S. (1991). Urban children's access to their neighborhood: Changes over three generations. Environment and behavior23(1), 70-85.

Gonzalez, M. T., Hartig, T., Patil, G. G., Martinsen, E. W., & Kirkevold, M. (2010). Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression: a prospective study of active components. Journal of advanced nursing66(9), 2002-2013.

Goyal, M., Singh, S., Sibinga, E. M., Gould, N. F., Rowland-Seymour, A., Sharma, R., ... & Ranasinghe, P. D. (2014). Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA internal medicine174(3), 357-368.

Hartig, T., Evans, G. W., Jamner, L. D., Davis, D. S., & Gärling, T. (2003). Tracking restoration in natural and urban field settings. Journal of environmental psychology23(2), 109-123.

Hordyk, S. R., Dulude, M., & Shem, M. (2015). When nature nurtures children: Nature as a containing and holding space. Children's Geographies13(5), 571-588.

Kim, G. W., Jeong, G. W., Kim, T. H., Baek, H. S., Oh, S. K., Kang, H. K., ... & Song, J. K. (2010). Functional neuroanatomy associated with natural and urban scenic views in the human brain: 3.0 T functional MR imaging. Korean Journal of Radiology11(5), 507-513.

Miyazaki, Y., Ikei, H., & Song, C. Forest medicine research in Japan. Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2014; 69 (2): 122-35.

The Nature Conservancy Connecting America’s Youth to Nature Survey Results.

Strom, L., & Wilson, J. (2009). Horses as healers: Equine facilitated therapy for grieving children. In American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.