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Nature & Human Well-being: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic – Lunch & Learn Webinar

August 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Nature and Human Well-being: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 10, 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Central Time)
A growing body of evidence points to the many benefits associated with spending time in nature. This webinar will highlight well-being benefits associated with spending time in nature by exploring the role of outdoor activity participation and connection to nature in driving improved mental well-being for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenter: Dr. Brent Jackson, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Jackson is an Instructor in the Department of Integrated Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. His research and teaching interests include environmental education, the human dimensions of natural resources, and conservation biology. Brent received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from Florida Gulf Coast University, and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.
This webinar is part of the Conservation Education Lunch & Learn Series. Education is an essential part of conservation. Understanding how people learn and what motivates conservation-based behavior changes are complex subjects that span across many scientific disciplines. This free virtual series dives into the science behind educational efforts and practices by learning from experts on a variety of science and educational topics. For questions about the series, contact Amber Schiltz, Wildlife Education Program Manager at amber.schiltz@nebraska.gov
Conservation Education Lunch & Learn Schedule
July 20 – Aligning Practice with Development Needs in Environmental Education
August 10 – Nature & Human Well-being: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 7 – Climate Services & Perceptions Across Nebraska
October 19 – What Community Science Taught Me, Panel Discussion
November 9 – Cultural & Historical Interpretation Panel Discussion
December 14 – Science Communication 101
All webinars will be recorded and found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5jnrlvrCTp2f0ksRmppXPl2E9eB70lOO
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