Dec 01, 2022
Catherine Game
Healing People and the Planet 269-967-0527

Catherine requests a projector and screen

Did you know that spending just 5 minutes in nature can instantly reduce your stress hormone levels? A growing body of research demonstrates the vital importance of access to the outdoors for physical and mental health, especially for children. However, many green spaces, and even the basics like clean air and clean water, are not equitably available in our communities. 

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods works collaboratively with community partners, artists, health care providers, and scientists to improve health equity and access to nature in Lake County, Illinois, and the Chicago region. We engage people with the outdoors through the arts, environmental education, and community action. Brushwood Center’s programs focus on youth, families, Military Veterans, and those facing racial and economic injustices. 
Learn more about this work and ways to get involved!