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Presidio Live - Dialogue - The Great Outdoors Lab: Natural Healing

Thursday, Apr 12, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

PRESIDIO LIVE – Thursday Evenings at 7 pm

In Presidio Live, experience live music, theatre, dance, film, and dialogues that offer a contemporary take on the history and nature of the Presidio and the culture of our diverse Bay Area community.

Climber, skier, and adventurer Stacy Bare came home from a year with the U.S. Army in Iraq and struggled to find his place back home, leading to issues with addiction and depression. A rock climbing trip saved his life. Since then he's been on a mission to connect all people, not just veterans, to the outdoors.

In 2014, in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley, he co-founded the Great Outdoors Lab to put evidence-based data behind the notion that time outdoors is good for your health. He will be speaking about his own journey in the outdoors and discussing the case for nature-based treatment.

Stacy Bare is a climber and skier and the National Director for Programming and Operations at The Phoenix -- a sober multi-sport community. He is also a veteran of the Iraq war and co-founded the Great Outdoors Lab (GO Lab) in 2014 while at the Sierra Club.

In partnership with Dr. Dacher Keltner at the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley, The Lab’s mission is to put scientifically defensible data behind the idea of time outside as healthcare. Stacy is a 2014 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and the 2015 SHIFT Conservation Athlete of the Year. In 2017 he and two fellow veterans completed a first ski descent of Mt. Halgurd in Iraq. He holds degrees from the Universities of Mississippi and Pennsylvania, and is at home in Salt Lake City with his wife and daughter.

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