Parks Rx: The Physical, Mental and Social Benefits of the Outdoors

Health and Wellness Speaker Series
Apr 3, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm



Event Description

Healthcare providers and public health experts increasingly recognize the physical, mental and social benefits of time spent in the outdoors.  Learn about the “Nature Pyramid” and how/why you should maximize your – and your family’s – exposure to green space each day as well as prioritize more immersive nature experiences periodically.

Matt Ostermeyer, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Department at the University of Arizona where he is also the Program Coordinator for the Recreation and Sport in Communities, Parks and Schools minor.  Dr. Ostermeyer received his PhD in Leisure Behavior from Indiana University.  His professional experience includes 15 years in the field of parks and recreation.  Matt is most passionate about the power of public parks and related programs, especially their potential to promote social equity and improve our quality of life.

Registration Deadline:

  • Mon Apr 01, 2024 at 12:00pm
Matt Brzycki