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Compassion and Reciprocity: Lessons from the Pollinator Garden

Target Audience: Adults

There are many lessons that can be gleaned from nature. Studies show that spending time in the natural world can raise our awareness of the other species that share this world with us and build our own capacity for compassion. By better understanding our role in the complex system of biodiversity we can not only bring peace and kindness to ourselves but create a ripple effect that increases our capacity to be kinder and more considerate of others. Bees and their flower partners demonstrate reciprocity and show how cooperation can lead to fruitful ventures. Join Sonya Carpenter in the pollinator garden of the Highlands Biological Station to learn about reciprocity in the natural world.

The Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.