Exploring the Relations Between Childhood Experiences in Nature and Young Adults' Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours

Short Description

This study makes connections between a sample of young adults' early childhood experiences in nature and their attitudes and actions toward the environment as adults. The findings suggest that children who play outside may be more likely to protect nature as adults.

Related Partners

The Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to manage and monitor the conservation of wildlife habitats throughout the United States. This includes the direct management of the National Wildlife Refuge System for the wellfare of all American people, and using social science in the decision making process and utilization of management plans.

Suggested Citation

Broom, C. (2017). Exploring the Relations Between Childhood Experiences in Nature and Young Adults' Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 33(1), 34-47.