The Humans in Nature (HIN) Project combines applied research with outreach efforts to connect individuals of all ages to the natural environment. Researchers and students from the University of Illinois and San Jose State University provide stories of why individuals and families spend time in nature, video clips of parents and experts, and research-based information, breaking news, and commentary.
The HIN Project focuses on raising awareness of the benefits of nature to individual health and family relationships, and on inspiring people of all ages to #GetOutside. You can learn more about our staff and interns by clicking on their pictures below.
Spring 2023 Interns
Fall 2022 Interns
Previous Staff and Interns
Research was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch project 1007220.
Outreach and Engagement is supported by University of Illinois Extension, in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture by the Director, Cooperative Extension Service, and University of Illinois.
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