Friday, October 24, 2014

Trees Improve Student Performance

Living close to trees boosts student academic performance.  That sounds like some tree-hugger's fanciful notion, but it’s actually true.  A new study demonstrates that third graders who live in close proximity to vegetated green spaces score higher on standardized tests than students without green spaces nearby—even after controlling for other factors such as socioeconomic position.  Several past studies have found similar results. 

So take your kids outside.  Grab a shovel.  Plant a tree… or several.  And read more about the study HERE.