The Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature: Highlight of April 17th OneOp Webinar

Nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit: How to Boost Health and Wellness through Connecting with Nature with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp”.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp have partnered to host a webinar on April 17 that focuses on enhancing health and wellness by connecting with nature. The webinar will delve into the advantages of spending time outdoors and enjoying nature, and it will be held from 10-11 a.m. OneOp is an online professional development platform for providers who serve military families.

To register for the free webinar, participants can visit After registering, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to attend the webinar. For those unable to access the link, the webinar will also be available on YouTube Live. Technical support is available by contacting OneOp at

The webinar will offer up to one continuing education unit for many professional programs, with more details and a complete list available on the OneOp website. Rachel Brauner, Program Specialist at AgriLife Extension in Bryan-College Station, will discuss the latest research on the health benefits of spending time in nature and provide practical programs and initiatives for participants to consider. Debra Kellstedt, a specialist at AgriLife Extension in Bryan-College Station, will be the featured speaker and will cover topics such as identifying health and wellness benefits of nature, discussing enablers and barriers to connecting with nature regularly, and exploring programs that help individuals, families, and communities get outside more frequently.

Overall, this webinar aims to highlight the significance of spending time in nature for improved health and wellness.

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