Prescribing Nature: Family Health and Happiness through Encounters with Nature
San Antonio and the Witte Museum is at the forefront of nationwide efforts to empower families to be physically active in safe, nature-rich environments. Contact with nature has been scientifically shown to lead to a wide range of physical, psychological and even educational benefits. Still, challenges and inequities persist. Witte Curator of Anthropology and Health, Dr. Bryan Bayles, will be your guide as we discuss current city and neighborhood initiatives, as well as innovative new approaches to combat what has been termed ’nature deficit-disorder’. Come experience the New Witte and explore how, together, we can create communities where every family can play, grow, and experience lifelong learning in nature.