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Connecting to Nature, Virtually

August 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
No registration necessary – just come and join us!

Speaker: Michael Weinstein, Director of Sustainability, Southern New Hampshire University

Research has shown that people who feel more connected to nature are more willing to act on behalf of it, and that effective environmental education can foster greater nature connection. But due to steady growth in distance learning, as well as events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unclear how this can occur in virtual space. This talk presents novel research on the experiences of online college students during the pandemic, and how it may be possible to leverage exciting new information technology to connect people to each other and the environment.

Please park across the street at Ash Cottage. Download a map here.

Mike Weinstein is the first Director of Sustainability at Southern New Hampshire University. He is a President’s Doctoral Fellow and PhD Candidate in Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Antioch University New England. Mike established and directs the SNHU Arboretum, a nationally accredited, 25-acre forested wetland located in Manchester, NH. He has a background in environmental and STEM education, conservation, illustration, and is an AmeriCorps alumnus and US Army combat veteran.

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August 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
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Red Barn
41 North Shore Road
Hebron, NH United States
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