A Dose of the Outdoors: The Connection Between Nature and Human Health


There are multiple studies that prove how nature positively affects human health and well-being. In this broadcast we'll hear about these studies. We'll also hear from USFWS practitioners who are working with health professionals and neighboring refuge communities on efforts to improve human health by connecting people with nature. Promoting links between nature and health could play a critical role in growing support for conservation and the protection of natural areas for our health and enjoyment. Presenters include Dr. Frances (Ming) Kuo, NRES, Associate Professor & Director, Landscape and Human Health Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Georgia Jeppesen, USFWS, Team Lead, Career Awareness Branch, Division of Education and Outreach, National Conservation Training Center; and Robin Will, USFWS, Supervisory Refuge Ranger, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.