The Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature: Highlight of April 17th OneOp Webinar

On April 17, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp are hosting a webinar aimed at improving health and wellness through connecting with nature. The webinar will take place from 10-11 a.m. and will be held online via Zoom.

Participants can register for the free webinar by visiting the OneOp website and clicking on the “Nature” tab. After registering, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to attend the webinar, as well as a link to log in. For those unable to access the link, the webinar will also be available on YouTube Live. Technical support is available by contacting OneOp at

The webinar is designed to provide up to one continuing education unit for many professional programs, with more details and a complete list available on the OneOp website. Rachel Brauner, Program Specialist at AgriLife Extension in Bryan-College Station, will lead the discussion on the latest research on the health benefits of spending time in nature, as well as practical programs and initiatives for participants to consider. Debra Kellstedt, a specialist at AgriLife Extension in Bryan-College Station, will be the featured speaker and will cover topics such as identifying health and wellness benefits of nature, discussing enablers and barriers to connecting with nature regularly, and exploring programs that help individuals, families, and communities get outside more.

Overall, this webinar aims to highlight the importance of spending time in nature for improved health and wellness. By attending this free event online or via YouTube Live, providers who serve military families can learn about practical ways to promote outdoor activities that benefit both physical and mental health.

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