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Saturday, February 23 • 10:15am - 11:00am
An Exploration of Wildlife-Inspired Awe

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Research is increasingly recognizing the benefits of wildlife-inspired awe, including diminished stress and enhanced well-being, resilience, and empathy. In short, feeling awe in the presence of wildlife makes us happy. Using social science principles, this session will use research and conversation to demystify wildlife-inspired awe and offer strategies for incorporating it into daily life.

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Dr. Jonathan Hicks

Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University
Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2016, I spent my entire life in Illinois. A former environmental educator in my hometown of Rockford, wildlife has always been at the center of both my work and play. My research broadly considers human-wildlife interactions and how people come to make... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am CST
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