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Saturday, February 6; 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Zoom! Your Brain on Nature: Why being outside helps us be happier, healthier and more creative.

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About this Zoom talk

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain see some benefits in this video.  Her most recent book is The Nature Fix.

Reserve a spot here for this special presentation by the journalist, author, and podcaster whose The Nature Fix 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 writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine’s Double-X Factor podcast. A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science.

Register here. The talk is the first of the Winter Lecture Series presented  by Merrill Lynch, a Bank of America Company.



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