Nature Design Walk 2

The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium “launches a global movement”

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By all measures, our first Northwest Nature & Health Symposium was a great success! One hundred and sixty participants, over 30 speakers and panelists, and an unusually energized and passionate crowd – not to mention gorgeous weather – made for a truly inspiring day. Tierney Thys with National Geographic wrote, “You are the launchpad for a global movement!” Videos of presentations, speaker bios, and photos are on the¬†website. The symposium, held October 26th, 2017, at the Center for Urban Horticulture,¬†brought together professionals and community leaders to explore common goals and collective strategies related to the human health benefits of being in nature, from gardens to wild lands. We learned about the latest innovations in research, policy, and practice; discussed common challenges; and identified shared opportunities to collectively, and equitably, expand the potential of nature to improve our health. We are now working to harness the momentum, expand and diversify the audience, and create more opportunities to learn about the latest research, share ideas, and collaborate on taking this movement to the next level.

NW Nature Health Audience Sally Jewell Nature Design Walk Conversing