Hiking Oyster Dome

Our first incubator is underway: The Northwest Nature & Health Working Group

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This spring the Center hosted two ‘incubator’ dinners for a diverse group of scientists, medical professionals, educators, planners, conservationists, and others interested in the health benefits of being in nature. The group is now ready to draft a research agenda and develop a blueprint for a path forward. (May 31 & June 21)


What does "creative conservation" mean to you?

And …. the Center is off and running!

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We celebrated our launch with two events this spring, bringing together people from across the UW community and beyond to help us brainstorm the direction of this new center. Participants expressed broad interest in complex problem-solving, responding to regional needs, understanding human dimensions, building transdisciplinary skills, using innovative tools, and making things fun. We collected all responses in colorful posters, summarized here, and are currently incorporating many of these ideas into our strategic planning. (May 12 & June 2)