Keynote Speaker - Saturday, February 28
jean LarsonDr. Jean Larson, Manager, University of Minnesota Nature-Based Therapeutic Services Program, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Jean has a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation and a minor in integrative medicine from the University of Minnesota. She is also an assistant professor at the University's Center for Spirituality and Healing, where she teaches six courses: Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture, Introduction to Therapeutic Landscape Design, Applications in Therapeutic Horticulture, Animals in Healthcare, Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics, and Horse as Teacher: Equine-facilitated Education and Psychotherapy. She is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, a registered horticultural therapist, and has a certificate in disability services and administration from the Institute of Community Integration.
    Jean's work has taken her to Japan, England, Sweden, Norway, Taiwan and Israel. Jean is at home on her family farm north of the Twin Cities along with her husband, dogs, cats, goats, chickens and horses.

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