Event Details

Trees and Health: Growing the Solution featuring Dr. Kathy Wolf

Friends of Trees

World Trade Center Building 2

26 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

Start Date: 03/01/2018 6PM

End Date: 03/01/2018 7:30PM

DESCRIPTION

Did you know that experiencing nature makes us healthier? Join us to learn about the exciting nature and health research that impacts our community. Dr. Kathy Wolf, with the University of Washington's College of the Environment, will share her fascinating work on the interconnectedness of nature and health, and how this knowledge can be used to improve our communities. We will also share local examples of how Friends of Trees puts this research into action.

Join us to learn how we can create healthier communities by planting trees together.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Social Scientist at the College of the Environment, University of Washington. She is also a research associate with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station on urban forestry and stewardship studies. Dr. Wolf's research explores the human dimensions of urban ecosystems. She has also worked professionally as a landscape architect and as an environmental planner. Kathy's professional mission is to discover, understand and communicate human behavior and benefits, as people experience nature in cities and towns. Moreover, Kathy is interested in how scientific information can be integrated into local government policy and planning. She has served with national organizations that promote nature in cities, such as the Transportation Research Board national committee on Landscape and Environment, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, and the TKF Foundation. You can view her research at www.naturewithin.info; and the Green Cities: Good Health project at: www.greenhealth.washington.edu

Parking and Access Information:

The World Trade Center is easily accessible by bus and MAX line. Street parking is available as well as a parking garage right below the building off of Taylor Street.

The auditorium is located on the second floor of Building 2. Follow the Friends of Trees signs to find the way.

Registration details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trees-and-health-growing-the-solution-featuring-dr-kathy-wolf-in-portland-tickets-38155744860