The Beaver State Podcast Episode 114: The Psychology of the Great Outdoors

October 28, 2022

Conservation is our overarching goal at ODFW, but getting folks out to interact with the state's fish and wildlife is also an important part of what we do. That might be through hunting, fishing or wildlife viewing. Underlying all of those things is the notion that being out in nature is just really good for our brains and bodies. We wanted to know the backstory about the great outdoors and why our brains like being out in it so much. Dr. Rob Munjal, a psychiatrist from Montana, was good enough to travel to Oregon to talk to us about our brains, our brains on nature and why that connection is so strong. 

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