Keep up to date with the EDL, our partners, and the University

Keep up to date with the EDL, our partners, and current events

EDL News

  • Zoning: Where do we draw the line?

    A reflection on M. Nolan Gray’s talk on zoning On Monday, some of our lab members (including myself) were able to attend a talk on the role of zoning in creating communities. The speaker, a …

  • Introducing the EDL’s Campus Landscape Health Survey & Project

    Where within the outdoor environment do people choose to go when provided with a variety of options offered by the University of Wisconsin campus?  The EDL’s newest research project is in motion! In both past …

  • Adopt-A-Median: Better for our planet, better for our mental health

    Exploring the impact of Madison’s Adopt-A-Median Program on participants’ mental health and wellbeing What are Medians?  The little raised beds or islands with concrete borders separating opposing lanes of traffic on roads have a name, …

  • Understanding participatory photo mapping & research with young people

    Exploring an integrated method for health and place research with young people A great first step in understanding the EDL is to dissect the methodologies behind our research. Perhaps most notably, many of our studies …

  • Natural Outdoor Classrooms: A National Survey

    In 2019, Samuel Dennis Jr, Christine Kiewra, and Alexandra Wells finalized their findings from the National Natural Outdoor Classroom Study. The survey began as a collaboration of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, with its Nature …