Trees 4 Kids
Assessing the Impact of Indoor Nature Views on Cognition and Behavior
Nature In The Classroom completed a two-year pilot study to see how ceiling murals of tree canopies impact the elementary classroom. Anecdotal feedback from teachers says students settle down quicker giving them more time to teach. Students say they are happier and the trees are the reason they like coming to school. Educational research has outlined that viewing nature out classroom windows and images of trees boosts academic achievement, creativity, problem solving, focus, attention, engagement, and language skills in students. We have partnered with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to conduct a two year study that will measure the cognitive and behavioral impact of tree canopy ceiling murals inside K-3 classrooms. The funds from this campaign will be used to produce and install 200 canopy ceilings and cover UNCG's stipend. The results of the study will be published in educational journals, presented at professional conferences, and facilitate future educational grant fundraising.
You can support the UNCG classroom study by making a donation and creating a fundraiser on our behalf to reach your friends and network. Click the buttons below. Nature in the Classroom, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to enhance academic performance, social-emotional development and nurture a connection to the natural environment by donating tree canopy ceiling murals to educational settings. "A society that is unwilling to invest in its children is sacrificing its future" Stephen Singer.