About PRL

What and who is PRL, and what does PRL do?

Watch this presentation by PRL director Dr. Dorothy Ibes, to learn more.


The Parks Research Lab (PRL) at William & Mary aims to increase understanding of the importance of nature engagement to health and wellbeing through ecotherapy research and programming.

PRL programs support and inspire the campus community to spend more time outdoors, connecting and engaging with the natural world. By nurturing a nature-connected community, PRL seeks to cultivate mental health and an appreciation for nature that inspires environmental stewardship, on campus and beyond.

PRL research and projects are supported by the hard work of the PRL team and have been partially funded by the William & Mary Environmental Science & Policy program, the Committee on Sustainability and Green Fees program, Center for Geospatial Analysis, and The Charles Center.
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