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How Electronic Media Impacts Nature Recreation

Oliver Pergams

  • Director, Red Rock Institute
  • Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Olive-Harvey College, Chicago

Oliver Pergams will speak about his work, in conjunction with colleague Patrica Zaradic, on people's changing relationship with nature. Nature recreation has declined in developed countries since the late 1980s, with one likely cause being the increased time spent on electronic media. Pergams will discuss broad-reaching impacts of this "videophilia" on environmental awareness, childhood development, public health, and conservation finance.

As a conservation scientist, Pergams has over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles in journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Public Library of Science.

Friday, March 22, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.