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In these stressful times, we are all looking for ways to help us stay healthy, active and connected as we manage the pandemic and the long-awaited call for racial justice transformations. Author Florence Williams will share with us her research on how nature can help heal us. In The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. She will present the newest research on the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. Now more than ever, a walk in nature may be just what you need.

Join moderators from America Walks and Outdoors Alliance for Kids in a discussion with Florence Williams, as she presents the key findings from the book and spends time answering all of our questions. Two lucky winners will be sent copies of the book (in a random drawing of all attendees on the webinar).

Presenters: ‌

Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. Her most recent book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, was an Audible bestseller and was named a top summer read by J.P Morgan. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance magazine writer. She is also the writer and host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect.

Autumn Saxton-Ross, PhD, i is currently the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Lead for NatureBridge, a national residential environmental education non-profit, overseeing programs at Prince William Forest National Park in Virginia. She focuses on environmental and policy approaches to healthy eating and active living and in local parks and recreation departments promoting the natural connection between parks, recreation and health.

Date:

July 22nd, 2020

Time: at 11am – 12pm Pacific Time

Register by clicking this link.

 

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  1. To be clear about our natural history, our species history, we know from scientific research that our presence on this planet is the result of natural processes, an evolution of being from raw materials floating in the sea to our current terrestrial biome in which we now live as sentient beings.

    Underpinning our biome is the earths geophysical system, the solar system, the great spiral arm of our galaxy and the black hole at its’ rotational axis.

    Inside our terrestrial biome we build cities, inside the cities we build rooms for living in, rooms with balconies and a view. Missing from the city is the ground plane of the biome, the rich aroma of the earth, the spectacle of life under foot, the forests with their fleeting spirits all about, the starlight night, empty space, deep silence.

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