Florence Williams will discuss some of the late research from around the world probing the primal links between the human brain and the natural world, forming new evidence for why time in nature is critical to human creativity, health and well-being. She will also explore how some communities and schools are already using this research to strengthen our connection to nature to improve lives.
Studies from across the world point to the positive impact of city parks on the health of urban dwellers. Join Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue, New York Times health columnist Jane Brody, and The Nature Fix author Florence Williams for a metaphoric walk in the woods as they explore the science behind nature’s restorative powers. Moderated by CityLab’s Laura Bliss.
Offered in connection with the exhibition “The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park” at BHS Pierrepont.
34th Annual Smith Nature Symposium at theBrushwood Center at Ryerson Woods