There are a wide range of studies and policies connected with the amount of time children spend outdoors, and how to improve their engagement with nature.
Nature Deficit Disorder is a phrase created by Richard Louv, author of The Last Child in the Woods. You can find out more at his website here.
The RSPB study Every Child Outdoors can be found here.
The Outdoors for All Action Plan from the Departmenr for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is here.
Ofsted’s Learning Outside the Classroom materials can be found here.
The final report from the Biodiversity Segmentation Study by the Public Engagement Group can be found on the Natural England website here.
Information about changes to the National Curriculum in 2013 can be found here.