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The Psychological Benefits of Interacting with Nature

Join us Friday, November 21, 2014 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in The Auditorium, Arboretum Centre for a talk by Marc Berman entitled “The Psychological Benefits of Interacting with Nature” Admission is free.

Marc Berman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago who studies the ability of natural environments to improve affect, attention and memory. Marc received his Ph.D. in Psychology and in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He received post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto's Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. Before arriving in Chicago he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina.

The talk is Sponsored by The Robert H ‘Bob’ Keith Endowment for Arboretum Education Programs.


Marc Berman

Marc Berman


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Arboretum Beginning

The Arboretum at the University of Guelph is somewhat modeled after the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University which is 100 years older.

Plantings started in 1971 and are now maturing to produce a beautiful landscape, within which The Arboretum continues to develop specialized gardens, botanical collections, and gene conservation programs.

Labels are maintained at the base of all woody plants in the collections that are listed on The Arboretum map.

University of Guelph Arboretum
College Ave East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

ext. 52113


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