Due to recent events, many of us may be finding ourselves unable to get outside or fully immerse ourselves in the outdoors as much as we would truly like. During times like this, many of us look to science to help. As we have learned over time, nature and being outdoors in general, is a great immune system and mood booster (more on this in can be found in a previous blog posting by Matt Giambra). So how can we get in touch with nature when we can’t stray far from our homes? Here are just a few things we can do to pass the time and boost our moods:
On the other hand, if you are truly stuck indoors due to one reason or another, curling up with a good book and a furry friend is highly recommended. If you want to read more about the benefits of nature author Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods is certainly a great place to start.
-Alesia Gallo, Environmental Educator