Program Meeting – “Your Brain on Nature,” by John Gallagher
March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“Your Brain on Nature” looks at the science of nature’s influence on your health and well-being. We’ll look at some of the latest research from around the world that connect the links between the human brain and the natural world, which are building a growing body of evidence that support the theory that time in nature is critical to human creativity, health, and happiness.
John Gallagher has been sharing the wonders of science and the natural world for 27 years. He has lived in Hutchinson, Kansas since April of 2018 when he joined the Hutchinson Recreation Commission and Dillon Nature Center staff as the center’s Superintendent. John manages an amazing staff of dedicated individuals who provide incredible opportunities that engage visitors in environmental education and healthy nature activities. Previously John was the Executive Director for the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo (now the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center) and has worked for nonprofit nature and science centers in Colorado, Utah, Indiana, Wyoming, California and New York. John studied Science Education at the Teton Science School’s Graduate Program and earned his BS in Biology from Prescott College. John is Hutchinson’s biggest Nature for Health advocate. His talk is entitled “Your Brain on Nature”