Publications & Presentations

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. T. (2019). Why families go outside: An exploration of mothers’ and daughters’ family-based nature activities. Leisure Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2019.1625293

Izenstark, D. (2019). Sustaining family relationships over time thorugh family-based nature activities. Family Focus, 81, 14-15.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. (2017). The effects of a walk in nature on attention and family cohesion: An experimental design study. Children, Youth & Environments, 27(2), 93-109.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. (2016). Theorizing family-based nature activities and family functioning: The integration of attention restoration theory with a family routines and rituals perspective. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 137-153. 

Izenstark, D., Oswald, R.F., Holman, E.G., Mendez, S. & Greder, K. (2016). Rural, low-income mothers’ use of family-based nature activities to promote family health. Journal of Leisure Research, 48(2), 134-155. doi:

Larson, R.W., Izenstark, D., Rodriguez, G., & Perry, S.C. (2016). The art of restraint: How the professional staff of programs use their authority to support youth’s agency. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12234

Mendez, S., Oswald, R.F., Holman, E.G., & Izenstark, D. (2016).Minority stress in the context of rural poverty: One lesbian mother’s story. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 0(0), 1-22.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. (2014). Connecting children and families to nature: An evaluation of a Natural Playscape. Parks and Recreation Magazine, 6, 62-66.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J.C., & Izenstark, D. (2011). Parks as havens and contested terrains: Benefits and pitfalls of parks in Latino communities. Leisure Sciences, 33, 103-126.