North Carolina Forever hosted its third in a series of educational webinars about issues facing our state’s lands and waters on October 20th from 2-3PM. The webinar, moderated by NC Forever Co-Chair and North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Executive Director Michelle Wells was titled “Rx: Nature” and focused on the connection between nature and health and the importance of getting outside.
Dr. Tedra Anderson-Brown, MD Behavioral Health Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina provided introductory remarks before turning things over to our guest panelists.
Panelists included Representative Donna White via pre-recorded video, who represents Johnston County, NC in the NC House of Representatives. Rep. White is a registered nurse, a trails advocate, and a chair of the House Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services.
Dean Dr. Myron Floyd of the NCSU College of Natural Resources. Dr. Floyd previously served as the department head of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NCSU. His most recent research examines how public parks and green spaces and other features of the built environment contribute to physical activity in low-income communities of color.
Courtney Schulz, PHD, Executive Director and Founder, Health & Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. Schultz holds a PhD in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from NC State University, where her research focused on integrating nature-based physical activity prescriptions into clinical care settings, making use of community recreation resources.
Lastly, Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer, Associate Medical Director of Park Rx America, a community health initiative to prescribe nature to patients and families to prevent and treat chronic disease and promote wellness.
The NC Forever Education Series webinars are generously sponsored by State Employees’ Credit Union.
Please click below to view the archived webinar!