About PERL

To learn more, check out this presentation by PERL director, Dorothy Ibes.

The Parks & Ecotherapy Research Lab (PERL) (formerly "Parks Research Lab") is directed by Dr. Dorothy Ibes, under the Environment & Sustainability program at William & Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

PERL's mission is to cultivate nature-connected communities that foster mental health, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. We do this primarily by:

-- Spending more time engaging with nature, both indoors and out, and

-- Developing a meaningful relationship with the natural world.

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