SAHC and the North Carolina Arboretum are teaming for a series of events about nature’s influence on you! This series will focus on how time in nature affects your brain, health, and creativity. You will learn about the many international scientific studies on nature’s influence on our bodies, the impact of five minutes verses five hours of nature immersion, and how sensory awareness can deepen your natural experience and its benefits.
Jump start this series with us by joining The Arboretum Reads Book Club in discussing “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative” by Florence Williams. The book dives into completely new research, where Williams uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships. With modern life shifting dramatically indoors, these ideas – and the answers they yield – are more urgent than ever. Access to research, related materials, and chapter summaries will be provided in advance of each discussion session. Read along or come with the chapter notes and dive into the discussion!
May Book Club Discussion: Chapters 1-4
Thursday, May 16th; 5:30-7 p.m.
June Book Club Discussion: Chapters 5-8
Thursday, June 20th; 5:30-7 p.m.
July Book Club Discussion: Chapters 9-12
Thursday, July 18th; 5:30-7 p.m.
$9 for SAHC or Arboretum members / $14 non-member. Look for subsequent hikes and events coming in the summer and fall!
Contact Rebecca Caldwell, Adult Education Coordinator at the NC Arboretum, 828.665.2492 ext 212