Frances E. Kuo, Director



Feature Articles


Trees, Green Space, and Human Well-being

The Power of Trees


ADHD: Nature Therapy Helps Kids

Research Suggests a Green Approach to Treating ADHD

Links to other coverage at other sites

A 'Dose of Nature' for Attention Problems (New York Times)

Paris Parks (National Geographic)

Outdoor Time Calms Hyper Kids (Prevention)

Annapolis Goes Green (What's Up?  Annapolis)

Partial list of other recent coverage

Additional Media Coverage

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R E C E N T    M E D I A    C O V E R A G E

The Landscape and Human Health Lab's research has also been featured in a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, and books.

Here are a few examples.

Brink, S. (2008, October 16). Easing ADHD is a walk in the park. The Los Angeles Times.

Conniff, R. (2007, June 11). The Greening of the Urban Animal. The New York Times.

Harding, A. (2008, October 22). A dose of nature helps kids with ADHD focus better. Reuters Health.

Kline, G.  (2002, July 13). Greenery may help girls with discipline. The News Gazette, (Champaign, IL) 150, A1, A8.

Louv, R. (2005). Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. New York, NY: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, pp87; 88; 104-108. 

MacGregor, H.E. (2004, September 6).  Kids with ADHD may benefit from great outdoors. Los Angeles Times.

Nature Outings May Help Ease Kids’ Hyperactive Disorders. (2004, August 31). The Wall Street Journal, D6.

Osby, L. (2004, October 10). Hyperactive kids may find help right outside. The Greenville News.

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, October 17). A 'Dose of Nature' for Attention Problems. The New York Times.

Pearce, T. (2008, October 17). Nature may ease ADHD symptoms. The Globe and Mail, (Canada).

Wild, D.  (2005, January). Research Suggests a Green Approach to Treating ADHD. CNS News, 39.