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Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series: Aaron T. Ebata, Ph.D.
The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “The Humans in Nature Project: Engaging students to engage the public” with Aaron T. Ebata, Ph.D., at 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 7, in 214 Schroeder Hall. Ebata is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This event is part of the Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series.
The Humans in Nature (HIN) project was initiated as a way of disseminating results of research on the effects of nature on individuals and families for lay audiences and professionals who work with families. Staffed by undergraduate and graduate students, the project is a web-based effort that relies on social media as a way of informing people of the benefits of nature and inspiring them to spend time outside. The project provides students an opportunity to synthesize research and communicate it to the public, and to learn strategies of social media marketing. Students are encouraged to pursue interests in writing, photography, and videography to create products for the project.
If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 438-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.