Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Research suggests unstructured play is important to a child's mental and physical development, and the natural world provides excellent opportunities for formative experiences. Urban environments, however, present challenges to finding and enjoying wild spaces. The potential role of public parks, supported by a small survey of college students, is discussed.
Butler, Alexander, "Opportunities for Wonder in a Public Park" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.