Falmouth, MA 02540
The evidence is overwhelming that being outdoors is good for us. On May 9, the Cape Cod community can learn more about this association.
“The Healing Power of Nature” will be the focus of a multi-speaker program co-sponsored by Cape Cod Healthcare, The 300 Committee Land Trust, Falmouth Public Schools, Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries and The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts.
The evening will begin with a talk by Rand Wentworth, the Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and president emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation organization based in Washington, D.C.
A nationally recognized conservationist, Wentworth will draw on evidence-based research to discuss how time in nature improves physical health, positive emotions and cognitive development.
After Wentworth’s talk, he will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Susan Moran, chair of the Falmouth Board of Selectmen. Also on the panel will be Kumara Sidhartha, MD, MPH, Mark Robinson, executive director of The Compact for Cape Cod Conservation Trusts; Gary Simpson, PsyD, pediatric neuropsychologist with Falmouth Public Schools; and Tarum Gonneea, a Falmouth Academy high school student who is interested in environmental science.