Center for Health & Nature Symposium 2020

The Center for Health & Nature hosted the 2020 Health & Nature Symposium: Collaborating for a Healthier Future. The symposium brought together over 225 researchers, medical practitioners, and conservationists for a one-day virtual event that discussed the effect nature has on our health and well-being not only within a healthcare setting, but in the communities we live in and places we work. Panels included:

Nature in Practice—Clinical Solutions

Nature can be prescribed for positive results in prevention, treatment, and recovery. The latest research explores the use of nature in the clinical setting to achieve optimal mental and physical health outcomes for patients.

Communities in Nature—the Daily Dose

Nature where we live and play is a critical component to long term health. Research encompassing access, quality, and amount of nature exposure will benefit communities in need, as well as our growing population and the way we develop both our urban and rural areas.

InCorporating Nature—Industry’s Role

The average American spends more than 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. Industry leaders are looking to nature to reduce stress and increase productivity and health among their workforce, both at work and where they live.

The Center for Health & Nature, launched in 2018, is a partnership among Texan by Nature, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texas A&M University. The Center drives research that quantifies the benefit of nature on our health and well-being, developing science-based programs for healthier populations. Learn more about the 2016 & 2019 Health & Nature Symposia.