Largo-Wight Lab

Media Interviews and Public Outreach

Dr. Erin Largo-Wight talks to teachers. She summarizes the outdoor learning research and discusses evidenced-based best-practices on how-to implement an 'everyday' outdoor classroom at your school.

Dr. Erin Largo-Wight shares her research and answers community questions about incorporating nature into the built environment.

Lead researcher Dr. Erin Largo-Wight talks about nature contact and flowers impact on your well-being

Dr. Erin Largo-Wight discusses research and tips for creating calming spaces with nature contact.

Dr. Largo-Wight discusses Health by Design and nature contact on WJCT, First Coast Connect

Principal Investigator, Erin Largo-Wight, PhD, talks more about the study on flowers and stress.

Additional Media Interviews and Community Presentations [Selected]

(2020, November). Nature Can Improve Mental Health During the Pandemic, Study Finds. [Online Article]. VeryWell Mind. Available at:  https://www.verywellmind.com/nature-can-boost-mental-health-during-the-pandemic-study-finds-5088601

(2020, May). Are you finding working from home stressful? Try listening to background sounds. [Newspaper Article]. LA Times, Los Angeles, CA. Available at: https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-05-20/background-noise-coronavirus-wfh-brain-hack

(2018, October). “UNF professor’s study indicates flowers reduce stress” [Newspaper Article]. The Florida Times Union, October 11, 2018.  Jacksonville, FL. Print / Online Available at: https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20181011/unf-professors-study-indicates-flower-reduce-stress

(2018, November). National Satellite Radio News Tour with lead researcher, Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, November 13, 2018 7:00am – 12:00pm ET. University of North Florida Department of Public Health Study Reveals Surprising and Simple Way to Alleviate Holiday Stress.  Live Radio Interview].

(2018, October). “Female Stress Relief: Flowers and Calming Environments”, Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, October 22, 2018 11:00 - 11:30am  [TV News Interview]. River City Live, WJXT Channel 4, Jacksonville, FL. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Fih0gMZVU&feature=youtu.be

(2018, October). “Relieving Stress: Flowers”, Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, October 22, 2018 9:00 – 10:00am  [Radio News Interview]. First Coast Connect, WJCT NPR Affiliate Channel 89.9. Jacksonville, FL.. Available at: https://news.wjct.org/post/102218-gun-violence-political-action-app-flowers-stress-relief

(2018, October). “Flower Power” [Magazine News Bite]. The Folio Weekly, October 18, 2018.  Jacksonville, FL. Print / Online Available at:

http://folioweekly.com/stories/news-bites-the-stories-were-true-flower-power-dodging-the-taxman,20670

(2018, October). “UNF professor’s study indicates flowers reduce stress” [Newspaper Article]. The Florida Times Union, October 11, 2018.  Jacksonville, FL. Print / Online Available at: https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20181011/unf-professors-study-indicates-flower-reduce-stress

(2018, August). National Satellite TV News Tour with lead researcher, Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, August 22, 2018 7:00am – 12:30pm ET.  “University of North Florida Department of Public Health Releases New Study on the Impact of Flowers on Well-Being.” [Live Satellite TV News Interview].

(2015, June). Want to be more productive? Listen to the sounds of nature. [Magazine].  Fast Company. Available online at http://www.fastcodesign.com/3047398/evidence/want-to-be-more-productive-listen-to-the-sounds-of-nature

(2015, January).  Outdoor classroom research continues. [Newsletter]. UNF Environmental Center Newsletter. Available online at http://www.unf.edu/eCommunications/display.aspx?id=75161962253

(2014, July 2). Mother Nature’s classroom: Researchers study outdoor learning. [Magazine/Newsletter]. Inside UNF July 2014. Print available/Online available at http://www.unf.edu/publicrelations/marketing_publications/inside/2014/July_2014.aspx )

(2014, July 1). Cultivating Healthy School Environments, Dr. Erin Largo-Wight and Cori Ottenstein* [Radio Interview].  The Spinnaker Radio, UNF On The Record.

(2014, May 15). Seaside Charter students in UNF study. [Newspaper Article]. The Beaches Leader, pp. 5B. Print available

(2014, May 10). Class in session – in the outdoors. [Newspaper Article]. The Florida Times-Union, pp. B-1. Print available/Online available at http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-05-09/story/university-north-florida-professors-studying-impact-outdoor-classes

(2014, May 10). UNF begins outdoor classroom study at beaches charter school.  [Newspaper Article]. Shorelines, pp. 8. Print available

(2012, December). The nature cure: Take two hours of pine forest and call me in the morning. [Article]. Outside Magazine, pp. 76-92. Print available/Online available at http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/wellness/Take-Two-Hours-of-Pine-Forest-and-Call-Me-in-the-Morning.html

Largo-Wight, E. (2014, February). The Nature Prescription: Get outside to get healthy.  [Article]. BOBGear Fitness Center, Health Science Corner. Online available at http://fitnesscenter.bobgear.com/fitnesscenter/nature-prescripation-get-outside-get-healthy/

Largo-Wight, E. (2013, December). The Nature Prescription: Bring nature inside your home and office.  [Article]. BOBGear Fitness Center, Health Science Corner. Online available at http://fitnesscenter.bobgear.com/fitnesscenter/nature-prescription-bring-nature-inside-home-office/

Largo-Wight, E. (2011, May). Healthy Homes and Healthy Office: Nature Contact Tips. [Brochure]. The Green Doctor Program, Florida Medical Association. Online available at www.mygreendoctor.org

Largo-Wight, E. (2005, September 26). Give UF tailgaters a chance to recycle. [Newspaper Op-Ed Article]. The Gainesville Sun, pp. 10A.

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