Greenspace and park time as mental health supplement

I am now halfway through my time as a Research Assistant for Dr. Ibes at the Parks Research Lab (PRL). As is evident from my abstract, Alexis, my research partner, and I are conducting research on ecotherapy, which is the study of how nature and greenspace is healing to human mental and physical health. Our goal for the summer is to promote ecotherapy to local health professionals. Our research involves compiling scientific data about nature’s healing effects, so that health professionals can prescribe nature to patients.¬† We are also compiling information about local parks, so that doctor’s patients can find parks tailored to their needs.

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Lions, Horses, and Dogs, Oh My!

I am pleased to announce that I have finished the development of my family program for Bassett Hall: “Lions, Horses, and Dogs, Oh My!” ¬†This program focuses on the pieces of folk art from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s collection within Bassett Hall that feature animals and is designed to engage children in the tour of the house and gain a deeper appreciation of the artwork.

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5 Weeks in at the Phillips

I can’t believe I’m already halfway done with my internship at the Phillips! The past few weeks have flown by as I’ve worked on a wide range of projects for a variety of departments. My experiences during my fifth week are truly reflective of my internship experience thus far in terms of variety and value. Week five gave me opportunities to hone old skills, learn new ones, and even explore new parts of the museum.

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Settling In & Analyzing: Part Two

Hello again followers! Welcome back to the (kind of) weekly installment of updates about my research project. The past few days have been pretty sweltering here in the ‘Burg, so I’ve really embraced a permanent habitation inside of Swem Library.

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Historiography of the Huguenots and Moving Forward

Hi all. My apologies for a delayed first blog post; these last several weeks have been filled with secondary literature reviews, archive visits, and lots of driving! In total, I have driven just over 1000 miles in 10 days to visit archives.

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