Research Shows the Benefits of ReTribe and Nature Based Education.


ReTribe's First Formal Evaluation!

by Pia Houseal-Allport, MSS, LSW 
Doctor of Social Work Candidate at Millersville University
Research shows these potential benefits
of participating in programs like Forest School

  • Improved physical stamina, fine and gross motor skills (O’Brien & Murray, 2007)

  • Positive identity formation for individuals and communities (Russell et al., 2013)

  • Environmentally sustainable behaviours and ecological literacy

  • Increased knowledge of environment, increased frequency of visiting nature within families (O’Brien & Murray, 2007)

  • Healthy and safe risk-taking

  • Improved creativity and resilience

  • Improved academic achievement and self-regulation

  • Reduced stress and increased patience, self-discipline, capacity for attention, and recovery from mental fatigue (Russell et al., 2013, p. 482)

  • Improved higher level cognitive skills (Atchlet, Strayer & Atchley, 2012)

  • Improved confidence, social skills, communication, motivation, and concentration (O’Brien & Murray, 2007)

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