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“Want Happier People and a Healthier Planet? Go Outside!” is topic for September 22

Jennifer Jones, president and CEO of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, will present: “Want Happier People and a Healthier Planet? Go Outside!” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, September 22.

Learning in nature and hands-on science are proven to provide health benefits, increase student interest in school, raise test scores, enhance civic responsibility, cultivate leadership, and build community. So why aren’t we doing more of it? In her presentation, Jones will discuss the importance of experiential learning in environmental and social sustainability.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, September 22 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.