Archives for the ‘nature’ Category

The Final Post: Concluding my research, but not my promotion of ecotherapy

By • Aug 10th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

Alongside my research with Dr. Ibes at the Parks Research Lab, I have been interning for Wildrock Nature Playscape, a non-profit in Crozet, Virginia. Via this internship, I will be leading an ecotherapy retreat for college students. The goal of this retreat is to teach college students what ecotherapy is, and then help them plan […]

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Pennsylvania and Procrastination

By • Jul 23rd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, nature, Research

It’s now been a month since the end of my trip. After my last blog post I visited the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Going into each visit I didn’t have anything set up for interviews and this resulted in varying levels of success. At the Grand Canyon, we walked into […]

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Creating Projects for W&M Campus on Ecotherapy

By • Jul 20th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

My research for the Parks Research Lab has continued to excite me. Our projects vary each week, and these past two weeks have been particularly rewarding. These projects are for the public to enjoy, which is thrilling because I know that these projects will help William & Mary’s students. My Projects I finished the ecotherapy […]

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Greenspace and park time as mental health supplement

By • Jun 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

I am now halfway through my time as a Research Assistant for Dr. Ibes at the Parks Research Lab (PRL). As is evident from my abstract, Alexis, my research partner, and I are conducting research on ecotherapy, which is the study of how nature and greenspace is healing to human mental and physical health. Our […]

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Decolonization and the Wild

By • Jun 11th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

The Academy only goes so far left (and only in certain domains). The majority of radical ecological writers are seemingly unpublished (unless you count the Anarchist Library as a publisher). And in trying to push the envelope, occasionally, necessarily, one breaks out. “Research” takes on a different tone. I’d already discarded the idea of anything…
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Abstract: Ecotherapy and Park Prescriptions healing through nature

By • Apr 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

Hello, my name is Alexis Jenkins and I am a sophomore at William & Mary. I am an anthropology and environmental science double major and this summer I will be assisting Professor Dorothy Ibes with her research in the Parks Research Lab. I will be working on the following projects: Compiling, analyzing, and visualizing results […]

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Abstract: Ecotherapy interventions encouraging healing through nature

By • Apr 6th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

Ecotherapy is a form of psychology that allows nature to encourage growth and healing. This healing can be in the form of stress, cognitive fatigue, or mental illness. Healing with nature has become more important in recent years because humans have broken their deep relationship with nature. Human connection with nature is important because of […]

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Update 2: Victorian Visionaries: Across the Pond – Part 2

By • Jul 11th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

I have recently returned to Virginia (which is quite a bit hotter and mosquito-ridden than England) to begin the painting portion of the project. However, I’ll finish up with a recap of my historical findings in London. I traveled to the city to experience the Pre-Raphaelites in their natural habitat, and understand how and why […]



Surely you’re joking, Mr. Collins!

By • Mar 31st, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, nature, Research

[Alternate title: In which I tactlessly destroy an article in Nature]
 Except that I am not laughing.  I’m really not.  This I would have expected from New Scientist, but from Nature?
 As a skeptic, my very first issue is with the title of the article (in full here):
  We cannot live by scepticism alone
But Collins doesn’t mean […]



Blogging at 0 dark hundred

By • Jul 31st, 2008 • Category: gened, General Technology, Howard Bloom, memes, memetics, nature, popular science, Research, results

To begin: some preliminary stuff from my summer research.  I haven’t gone through the tests yet (and I still have some data to enter), but it looks like we are not going to get a lot of significant results for what I’ve done so far.  The effect we are getting  is 3 to 4 times […]