Macquarie University Living Lab Program

Thank you for completing the Living Lab Go Slow for a Mo' Nature Wellness Trail Program

We hope that you have enjoyed the program, and experienced some changes to your sense of connection.  Remember you can use the exercises in your own time at any time, either on campus, or in your own backyard or even when you are just walking down the street. 


POST-Trail Evaluation

We ask that Living Lab trail participants complete the following evaluation questions. Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete all five post-trail surveys:

CN-12 Index

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Please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements

WHO Index

The World Health Organisation- Five Well-Being Index (WHO-5) is a short self-​reported measure of current mental wellbeing.

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Please indicate for each of the five statements which is closest to how you have been feeling over the past week

Control Question

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Have you experienced a significant life stress in the last two weeks?

Green Space Design Survey

This is a self reported survey of the green space features at your place. 

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Type: What kind of space is your outdoor area?
Instructions to find your canopy cover
1. Go to this website
Visit greener spaces better places
2. Scroll down to the section called "Where will all the trees be". Enter your postcode.
3. Scroll down to where it says " [Your LGA] has..."

4. Copy the percentage of CANOPY into the field above
How many trees over 3m high in your outdoor space?
Instructions to calculate the area of your outdoor space
1. Open google maps, or apple maps. (Google earth has an area function if you have that installed).
2. Zoom in on your home, activate the satellite layer so you can see the ground
3. Right click on the map, select "measure distance"
4. Measure the outdoor space at your house (don't include sheds or houses or decks, if you have a balcony but not yard, measure the balcony). You might need to do two or three rectangles to cover the outdoor space.
5. Length x width = Area. E.g, A yard 6m long by 4 meters wide. 6m x 4m = 24 square meters.
6. Enter this value in the space above

How structurally complex is the vegetation in your outdoor area? (the following images can relate to pot plants or in-ground plants)
Water. Click all that apply...
Prospect 2: My outlook is...
My outdoor space has (select those that apply)

Abreviated Place Appreciation Scale

Please answer the following questions related to how you feel about your place after the nature exercises.

Living Lab_Pre and Post_APAS Abbreviated Place Appreciation Scale
I am very attached to "this place" being the place you will undertake the activity
"This place" is very special to me
I identify strongly with "this place"
This is the best place for activities that I like to do
No other place can compare to "this place"
I would not substitute any other area for the activities I do at "this place"