Abstract: Communicating Environmental Science with Documentary Film

Dr. Dorothy Ibes (ENSP) and Professor Tanya Stadelmann (FMST) are producing a feature length documentary about the emerging story of ecotherapy (healing with nature) for their Reveley Interdisciplinary Fellows course: Communicating Environmental Science with Documentary Film. They are working in conjunction with the Parks Research Lab (PRL) to create the documentary. PRL initiatives aim to increase understanding of the contribution of greenspace to public health and well-being and encourage more nature contact, with a focus on the William and Mary campus the community of the Greater Williamsburg Area. Last April Ibes and Stadelmann screened a 8 minute trailer for Provost Halleran, Vice-Provost Grover and Annie Davis, Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, which was well received.

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