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Park Rx Program


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Analyzing Greenspace on Campus with the Parks Research Lab

Hi everyone!

My name is Abigail Bradford, and I’m a junior double-majoring in Environmental Science and Classical Archaeology.   This summer I am very excited to have the opportunity of working with Dr. Ibes and other student researchers in the Parks Research Lab.  Last semester, I took an Environmental Science seminar called Campus Parks Research with Dr. Ibes.  In this seminar, we tested the effects of varying levels of “indoor green” on a person’s mood.  This included placing students in one of four inside spaces with varying levels of green, the greenest being the Millington greenhouse and the least-green being a windowless room in Millington.  Our results were very compelling: the rooms with “indoor green” improved participants’ moods significantly more than the control room.

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