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Online Course: Nature Champion Training

The Nature Champion Training aims to build capacity among health care providers, clinicians, and mental health professionals to be leaders in prescribing nature​ and connecting children and families with nature for health benefits​.

The objectives of this course include:

  • Build capacity among health care providers, clinicians, and mental health professionals to be leaders in prescribing nature​
  • Establish knowledge competency surrounding the effects of nature, or lack thereof, on children​
  • Engage individuals and families in accessing parks or nature sites within economically, racially/ethnically, and culturally diverse communities​
  • Identify opportunities to leverage partnerships with local federal, state, and local park agencies and others providing active nature programming

This is a self-paced course that is broken into modules.  The modules of this course are comprised of slide decks that enable self-paced learning with quiz short quizzes after each module and final case studies for thought and discussion:

  • Module 01 - Burden of Nature Deficiency in Childhood
  • Module02-Health Benefits of Nature and Outdoor Activity-Physical
  • Module03-Health Benefits of Nature and Outdoor Activity-Mental
  • Module04-Building Partnerships by ​Prescribing Nature​
  • Module05- Cases and Discussion

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