Join Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden virtually Thurs., Nov. 5 for a conversation with Sonja Bochart, IIDA, LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP, Senior Designer and Biophilia Consultant at Sonja Bochart Wellbeing and Design. Is one of our greatest sources for well-being right outside our door? Harness the power of nature to thrive! What indigenous people and our ancestors knew for centuries; we are finally reconnecting to. The term for this biological connection and affinity for the natural world is termed “Biophilia – or Love of Life”. The intrinsic connection we have for the natural world is well proven in science, demonstrating profound physical and physiological health benefits – including reduced stress and tension, and higher levels of creativity, learning, productivity, healing, and happiness. Biophilic design is a practice to bring elements and patterns of nature into design to foster human and ecological well-being. In this engaging and informative session, led by Sonja Bochart, a nationally recognized expert in Biophilia, and Biophilic Design – learn the history of the topic, the science behind the practice, ways to meaningfully and beneficially reconnect to nature in your everyday life, including simple ideas to bring biophilic design to the places you live.