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ERIC Number: EJ1128213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Healing and Empowering Veterans in a Botanic Garden
Kreski, Barbara
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n2 p110-115 2016
Research supports the common understanding that spending enjoyable time in nature is one of the most reliable ways of reducing stress indicators such as heart rate and blood pressure. This article describes a pilot program in which the Chicago Botanic Garden leveraged nature's stress-reducing qualities to complement a program for veterans in treatment for stress-related disorders. The anecdotal and observed response to the program was overwhelmingly positive. The model that generated success can be readily adapted by other museums. It is based on a working partnership with a human service provider that matches agency expertise in client needs with museum staff expertise in collection content and programming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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