The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium 2018

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
University of Washington, Seattle

This all-day symposium will bring together professionals and community leaders to explore common goals and collective strategies related to the human health benefits of contact with nature, from indoor settings to wildlands. At the intersection of contemporary thinking in healthcare, education, design, 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 natural places. Join us to learn about the latest innovations in research, policy, design, and practice; discuss common challenges; and identify shared opportunities to collectively and equitably expand the potential of nature to improve our health.

This year’s symposium will include an afternoon workshop to begin scoping the information and research needs of communities and professionals who are striving to implement the health benefits of nature directly in their work.

Keynote Address
Doug Walker Lecture with Richard Louv
6:30 pm, Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Requires separate registration: register for both events below.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Theresa Maresca | School of Medicine, University of Washington

Joshua Brandon | University of Washington/Outdoor Consulting

Jeremy Grisham | Compass Health/formerly Veterans Conservation Corps

Pooja Tandon | University of Washington/Seattle Children’s

Nooshin Razani | Center for Nature and Health, University of California

Juan Martinez | Children & Nature Network

Richard Louv | Children & Nature Network

Scott Wyatt | NBBJ Design

Hanaa Hamdi | Trust for Public Land

Nalini Nadkarni | University of Utah

…and more to be announced soon!

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wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, University of Washington. Photo by Mark Stone.

See a full synopsis of last year’s event here: The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium 2017

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