Nature and Health researchers publish new paper on the beneficial impacts of nature exposure for Amazon employees; results suggest stress reduction benefits
In these winter times when staying indoors feels especially magnetic, it’s important to reflect on the myriad of benefits that nature exposure can provide for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being — especially as employees throughout the US and across industries continue to report elevated levels of work stress.Learn more about the study’s findings here
This past fall, over 300 attendees and speakers convened virtually for Nature & Health’s first ever three-day conference. Designed to span a variety of topics and times from October 12-14, UW’s Nature & Health team welcomed transdisciplinary experts from across the globe to share their findings on the importance of nature in human health and well-being.Stayed connected
As the climate continues to change, so too must our response in how we address it. Cities in the Pacific Northwest and all across the United States experienced high heat events in summer 2021.Read more
The Special Issue of Ecopsychology is open to submissions on other work in the nature and health field, within the categories below, and also listed here, along with details about the issue.Read more
Up until recently, there have been very few studies on how being outside and hiking might positively improve the functioning and quality of life for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Read more
Nature & Health director Josh Lawler shared this important takeaway in a recent feature article from @washingtontrails magazine. This quick read shares what researchers are discovering about how being outside is so good for us, examples of how this information can guide future public policy, and the ways that the pandemic has reshaped our relationship with the outdoors.Read more
The tri-campus Forest Bathing map represents the collective action of the UW Sustainability Action Plan Engagement Committee (Lauren Updyke, Lauren Brohawn, Toren Elste, Ellen Moore, Cheryl Wheeler, and Daimon Eklund). Daimon created the forest bathing map using Arc GIS StoryMap with site recommendations and photos provided by Alexa (UW Bothell), Cheryl (UW Seattle), and Ellen Moore (UW Tacoma).Read more
Monday, July 12, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Online Panel Discussion
Join researchers and practitioners from Seattle as they explore the physical and mental health benefits of nature connection in an urban setting.
Integrating art, nature, & science to help our community gain a deeper appreciation of place, local rivers, & history
This arts and dance event will be held in People’s Park on June 13th.Register