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How the urban forest contributes to your health
February 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Kathy Wolff, Ph.D. Research Social Scientist; Project Director, University of Washington College of the Environment
The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Dr. Wolff will provide an enlightening and engaging overview of the scientific evidence of human health and well-being benefits provided by urban forestry and urban greening.
Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Social Scientist at the College of the Environment, University of Washington, and a key collaborator with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station on urban forestry studies. Dr. Wolf’s research explores the human dimensions of urban ecosystems. She has also worked professionally as a landscape architect and as an environmental planner. Kathy’s professional mission is to discover, understand and communicate human behavior and benefits, as people experience nature in cities and towns. Moreover, Kathy is interested in how scientific information can be integrated into local government policy and planning. She has served with national organizations that promote nature in cities, such as the Transportation Research Board national committee on Landscape and Environment, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative. For more information see: www.naturewithin.info; and the Green Cities: Good Health project: www.greenhealth.washington.edu
The California Urban Forest Council, Sacramento Region Chapter “Learn at Lunch” series provides advanced educational opportunities for urban forestry professionals and the public. Learn at lunch presentations are provided every two months. Sessions are free. ISA CEU’s are requested for each session. Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own food and beverage.Please RSVP to Anne Fenkner [email protected]
All events take place 11:30 am – 1:00pm