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The Nature Fix: A Talk with Florence Williams 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

10 – 11:30 a.m.

“Go outside. Go often. Bring friends. Breathe.” So writes Florence Williams in her recent book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Williams, a journalist and contributing editor to Outside magazine, shares insights gleaned from talking with psychologists and neuroscientists on three continents about why we feel calmer after we’ve been in nature. She’ll discuss how our well-being is affected by the way our brains respond to bird songs, the smell of the great outdoors, and fractal patterns often found in nature.