The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium

UW CampusSAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8:00am – 5:30pm

Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, Seattle

This one-day symposium will bring 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 wildlands. At the intersection of contemporary thinking in healthcare, education, planning, and conservation is a growing recognition that human well-being is interdependent with the natural world: in addition to food, medicine and materials, our mental, physical, social and spiritual health improves by spending time in the calming wonder of natural places. Join us to learn about the latest innovations in research, policy, and practice; discuss common challenges; and identify shared opportunities to collectively, and equitably, expand the potential of nature to improve our health.

Featuring a lunchtime panel with Sally Jewell, Former US Secretary of the Interior and CEO of REI, Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Philip Wu, Member of the Community Benefit Team, Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

Followed by a keynote address by Sally Jewell, 6:30pm, Benaroya Hall



Thank you to our sponsors for their support

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