Nature Explore Classroom at the Lone Star Family Health Clinic
November 03, 2016

NEEF partnered with the US Forest Service, Arbor Day Foundation, and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation to create a Nature Explore Classroom at the Lone Star Family Health Center near Houston, Texas.

Learn more about the creation of this nature-rich area and the benefits it can provide to the health outcomes of children and their families. 


To learn more about the project, check out this blog post from our partner, Nature Explore. 


The papers referenced in this video are cited in full below:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015. "Childhood Obesity Facts." Accessed September 3, 2016.
  • Cleland, V., D. Crawford, L.A. Baur, C. Hume, A. Timperio, and J. Salmon. 2008. "A Prospective Examination of Children's Time Spent Outdoors, Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Overweight." International Journal of Obesity, no. 32, 1685-1693. doi:10.1038/ijo.2008.171
  • Ogden, C.L., M. D. Carroll, B. K. Kit, K. M. Flegal. 2014. "Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Obesity in the United States, 2011-2012." Journal of the American Medical Association. 311(8):806-814. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.732