with Dr. Claudia Mausner
On Saturday, July 14th, join environmental psychologist Dr. Claudia Mausner for Restorative Environments, a fascinating tour of the restorative aspects of the natural surroundings at Denning's Point. Dr. Mausner, who studies the relationship between people and the natural world as Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Pace University, will explore questions through her lens of social science.
Questions addressed during the tour will emphasize multi-sensory experience and might include:
"Where did you feel most calm and peaceful?"
"What areas along the trail were most compelling?"
"How did the soundscape impact your experience? Were there sounds that distracted or heightened your experience of nature?"
“At what point(s) did you feel transported from your day-to-day life?”
Come ready to experience your surroundings in a new way.
*Naomi Sachs had originally been scheduled for Restorative Environments on July 14th. Naomi has since moved to Texas to pursue her Ph.D. We wish her the best!
About Dr. Mausner
Dr. Mausner is Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Pace University, where she teaches courses on Nature and Culture and Sustainable Living, focusing on attitude and behavior change to increase environmental consciousness. Prior to joining the Pace faculty, she taught environmental psychology at Manhattanville College and lectured on topics including place attachment, environment perception, sacred space, territoriality and privacy. Dr. Mausner is currently Team Facilitator for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s Memorial Landscape project, coordinating landscape architects, environmental educators and researchers as they design a new green space in the former Brooklyn Naval Yard Hospital Cemetery. Dr. Mausner has published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology and wrote a chapter for VideoVision: Changing the Culture of Social Science Research, describing the innovative videographic technique developed for her doctoral research on the hike experience.
Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Mausner served as Public Service Coordinator for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s New York-North Jersey Chapter, where she managed volunteers on the education, trail-building and conservation committees. She lived in Tarrytown, New York until last October, where she was recognized by both the Village and County for her many accomplishments as Recycling Chair of the Environmental Advisory Council. She is a member of the Environmental Design Research Association and American Psychology Association’s Division of Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology.