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Centering health outside

Investing, strengthening, and amplifying scientific research and supporting Traditional Ecological Knowledge that demonstrates time spent outside improves mental, physical, and emotional health, as well as resilience for people and communities.

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Kids and adults enjoy a sunny outdoor presentation under the trees.
Center for Nature and Health at University of California, San Francisco
Four dayhikers stand above a seaside cliff, greeting the limitless expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
University of Washington, Nature and Health

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Connecting People Outside
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Creating Space Outside

Time outside is a human right

Now is the time to deliver on that right. For everyone.

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