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“The Nature Fix”

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


OPAS Book Discussion Group

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Author: Florence Williams 2017

May 28, 2019, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center

Click here to read the book discussion questions.

Come join discussion leader Sandra Boren for a discussion of this interesting and thought-provoking book.

The following book description is adapted from information provided by the publisher:

The Nature Fix is an intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.  For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.  From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to groves of eucalyptus in California, Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health, and creativity. Delving into completely new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

Follow this link for a brief introduction to the topic of this book: https://youtu.be/iwQkTuhId-o

Florence Williams is a journalist, author, podcaster and public speaker. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York TimesNew York Times MagazineNational Geographic, The New York Review of BooksSlate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of two Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine’s Double-X Factor podcast.

Book Availability 

This book may be available directly or via inter-library loan through your local NOLS branch. Alternatively, please consider purchase options that directly benefit OPAS or DRAC.  It can be purchased in multiple formats through Amazon Smiles (smile.amazon.com; select Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society or Dungeness River Audubon Center as supported charity).  Books may be purchased or ordered in print format from DRAC (which benefits their educational programs) by stopping in or calling (360) 681-4076 with your credit card information.

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May 28
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States