Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative
1395 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Contact Name: Natural History Museum of Utah
Join Shankar Vedantam, host of NPR’s Hidden Brain, as he interviews prize-winning author Florence Williams about the restorative power of nature. For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees, and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Williams sets out to uncover the best science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, Williams will explain how the natural world can improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships. From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to groves of eucalyptus in California, Williams’ keen observations-—and the answers they yield—are more urgent now than ever. Join us for a book signing by Williams and Vedantam following the lecture. Tickets are $20 - $10 for people with valid U of U ID.