Tumamoc Hill: Health, Community and Nature in a New Era

Health is strongly connected to our interactions with the spaces around us. Tumamoc Hill is emblematic of this relationship, a place where many experience a connection to nature, health, community, self, and others. The importance of these relationships have all been accentuated and challenged in the last year and half. A conscious relationship with the natural world, a critical factor in health, can help alleviate “nature deficit disorder” and help us find balance. Join us for a four-part lecture series that brings together voices in health, environment, community, and food to share emerging perspectives and practical suggestions about the critical role of natural spaces in health and healing.

All presentations are free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required to access the Zoom webinars; please see registration links for each presentation below. All presentations start at 6 pm.

Missed a presentation? Please check back here for recordings of each presentation.


Tumamoc Hill: Health, Community and Nature in a New Era

September 8, 2021 at 6 PM

 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Cantwell, MBA, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Arizona

Dr. Theresa Cullen, Public Health Director, Pima County Health Department

Benjamin T. Wilder, PhD, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill


Connection to Healing Spaces

October 13, 2021 at 6 PM

Speaker

Ned Norris, Jr., Chairman, Tohono O'odham Nation

 

 


Stories from Tumamoc

November 10, 2021 at 6 PM

Speakers

Javier Duran, PhD, Director, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, University of Arizona

Christian Ruvalcaba, PhD, Research Coordinator, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, University of Arizona

Michelle Aguilera, PhD Candidate, Language Planning and Policy, Anthropology of Education, Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, University of Arizona

Register for the November 10 Zoom webinar


A Desert Diet

December 8, 2021 at 6 PM

Speakers

Janos Wilder, Janos Restaurants

David Bouley, Bouley Restaurants

Benjamin T. Wilder, PhD, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill

Register for the December 8 Zoom webinar