Talk: The Healing Power of Nature

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Thursday, May 09, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Morse Pond School
Morse Pond School
323 Jones Rd.
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.

Cost: Free

For more information:
Phone: (508) 993-8894
Category: Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, The 300 Committee
Hosted By: New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
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A group walks up a hill growing thick with ferns at Kettle Holes Conservation Area in Falmouth
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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