Children's Enviornmental Research Group


The Children's Environments Research Group (CERG), provides an important link between university scholarship and the development of policies, environments and programs that fulfill children's rights and improve the quality of their lives. CERG has two major overlapping strands of work. The first is a focus on the planning, design and management of children's physical environments. The second is a broader concern with fulfilling the rights of children, sometimes without a specific focus on the physical environment, such as our work on the development of parent's and children's understanding of children's rights and of children's experience with violence. 

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Delivery Area
  • school based
  • out of school time/after school
  • on site day programs (nature center, farm, etc.)
  • community education
Outcome Area
  • community change
Participant Area
  • student
  • program
  • school
  • organization
  • community
Age Area
  • early childhood (2-5 years old)
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)