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PERL on Public Radio 🎤

PERL's director, Dorothy Ibes, talks urban parks and ecotherapy on public radio's "With Good Reason" (May 2021).

Are you a W&M Student interested in joining PERL?

We recruit W&M students to our team twice a year. Applications are taken on a rolling basis and are reviewed 4-6 weeks before the start of each semester. Fill out the PERL Team Application today!

Podcast Episodes:

In this episode of Sustainable Brain Podcast, "Nature as Medicine." PERL's Director talks about ecotherapy and Nature Rx on college campuses (June 2021)

PERL's Director discusses the benefits of nature on our mental health on William & Mary's Ways to Flourish podcast (March 2021).

Research: Campus Greenspace, impact on mood

"The role of campus greenspace and meditation on college students’ mood" was recently published in the Journal of American College Health, and demonstrates the mood-enhancing benefits of 20 minutes in a campus greenspace. Email dcibes@wm.edu for a full-text.

Campus Greenspace Map

The PERL team has been working hard, and now the W&M Campus Greenspace Map beta is live! Also find via the official William & Mary app

Documentary Film: "Nurture with Nature"

Check out the documentary short produced by PERL Director, Dorothy Ibes, and filmmaker Tanya Stadelmann. Stream @ nurturewithnaturefilm.com

Feature Story by Richard Louv: "Outdoors for All: Access to Nature is a Human Right"

"In May 2019, Richard Louv wrote a compelling cover story for Sierra Magazine, calling for recognition of nature as a basic human right for all people—and for recognition of the inherent rights of nature" (childrenandnature.org).

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