A family of three sitting on the grass at a park.
Webinar event date: 
Sep 7, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar Presenters: 

Laura Hergott, MSc

Laura Hergott is the PaRx Coordinator for the BC Parks Foundation, managing the national nature prescription program. With a background in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Laura was drawn to PaRx by the evidence-based research backing nature prescriptions. As an outdoors enthusiast, she’s passionate about making nature more accessible for others.

Anna Reed, BSW, MSW, RSW

Anna Reed is a graduate student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and hold a Master of Social Work from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Anna currently practices social work in adult emergency at the Health Sciences Centre in downtown Winnipeg. Anna continues to be a PaRx champion and co-led the launch of PaRx in Manitoba back in October 2021.


An initiative of the BC Parks Foundation, PaRx is Canada's national evidence-based nature prescription program that works with healthcare professionals to prescribe time in nature for patient and planetary health. Launched in 2020, PaRx is scaling at a rapid pace with more than 11,000 prescribers registered across the country and support from more than 80 major health organizations, including the Canadian Association of Social Workers. This webinar will discuss the science behind nature prescriptions, practical tips for how to incorporate nature prescriptions into your practice, and how to further support the nature-health movement in Canada.