Nature Rx: How Spending Time in Nature is Good for Our Mind, Body and Soul

Save the date for the 2018 DuPage Environmental Summit, Thursday, January 25th, 2018, 8am to Noon at the Naperville Campus (Diehl Road) of Northern Illinois University.  The Summit will be centered on the theme of how spending time in Nature is good for our mental, physical and spiritual health. Our exhibits area will open at 7:30 a.m. and will feature organizations focusing on the benefits of nature to human health. 

Our keynote speaker is Teresa H. Horton, Ph.D. from the Laboratory for Human Biology Research at Northwestern University.  Dr. Horton is an environmental physiologist specializing in research on how exposure to natural landscapes has restorative effects on human health and well-being.  She also coordinates the Nature, Culture and Human Health (NCH2) Working Group.  In addition, there will be presentations on additional research, nature and mindfulness, “forest bathing,” a local case study and panel discussion on existing local programs.

Click here to see our full agenda!

Thank you so much for your interest, but the Summit is now SOLD OUT!
We will try to post information from it as soon as possible, and will be having other events on this topic throughout the year, so please check our events page often and thank you for your understanding!

Special thanks to the DuPage Foundation, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. and DuPage County/Cool DuPage Initiative for their sponsorship!