City Trees and Human Health: Evidence to Action

APA Wisconsin Chapter

#9172049

Thursday, May 30, 2019
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CDT

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Overview

Nearly 40 years of research has produced important evidence about the connections between nearby nature experiences and human health benefits. A recent literature review focused on the specific benefits gained by encounters with trees and the urban forest. This presentation will provide highlights from the review, emphasizing key findings about how trees in cities contribute to public health and wellness. In addition, organizations and communities are starting to act on the evidence, creating programs that engage people in nature-based health promotion events and activities. Information about these new initiatives will inspire ideas for your own organization and community. Overall, Dr. Wolf will provide the science stories that link trees to quality of life in cities, and offer the evidence and ideas to help build new collaborations across places and professions.

Speakers

Kathleen Wolf

Dr. Kathleen Wolf - Research Social Scientist with the College of the Environment at the University of Washington (Seattle) The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a Research Social Scientist with the College of the Environment at the University of Washington (Seattle). Her research focus is the human ... Read More

Contact Info

Olivia Witthun, Olivia.Witthun@wisconsin