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Leveraging Outdoor Green Space for Improved Health

Increasing evidence indicates that nature exposure is associated with lower mortality, improved stress, mental health, attention, and mood. This evidence is driving a trend in nature prescription programs.

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10/22/19
Cornell NatureRx

Nature Rx @Cornell is a dynamic and growing movement, represented by numerous individuals and units at the university, who have come together with a shared passion for the ways in which the natural beauty of our campus can positively impact every person

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10/21/19
American Horticultural Therapy Association Resources

Check out the AHTA list of botanical gardens advancing the practice of horticulture as a therapy and the colleges and universities that offer an undergraduate or graduate degree in horticulture with a concentration in horticultural therapy. 

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10/21/19
An Introduction to Engaging Diverse Audiences

Based on local and national best practices for equity and inclusion work—and some promising applications in the local arts community—RACC has developed six building blocks to help organizations foster equitable access to the arts by increasing the parti

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10/16/19
Asset-Based Community Development Institute Toolkit:  

The following is a collection of tools from ABCD faculty members as well as individuals and organizations that embody the principles of ABCD in their work.

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10/16/19
Top 10 Plants: Increasing Awareness of Plants

Urbanization, lack of contact with the natural world, and growing up removed from agriculture has contributed to a void of knowledge relating to food and food production, along with a phenomenon known as plant blindness.

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9/26/19
Will Changes to Endangered Species Act Worsen the Biodiversity Crisis?

More than 450 scientists from around the world recently released findings showing that up to one million species may become threatened with extinction.

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9/18/19
Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best

Educators know, based on years of research, that effective learning happens when learners are:

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9/13/19
Vacant to Vibrant: How to Turn Vacant Lots into Vibrant Plots

Vacant lots in your neighborhood can illustrate neglect and seem like a waste of space. But, these open spaces can also serve as clean canvases for creative community projects that bring positive change. 

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8/28/19
An Update of the Literature Supporting the Well-Being Benefits of Plants: Part 2 Physiological Health Benefits

This paper focused on providing evidence from the literature regarding the physiological health benefits associated with plants, thereby influencing the physiological, psychological, and cognitive well-being constructs affecting quality of life.

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8/20/19

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