Tara Tiger Brown

As a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, I am researching the link between forest-based interventions, environmental factors, and health outcomes. My dissertation topic, “Effects of Forest Bathing and Environmental Factors on Individual Health Responses in Vancouver Parks,” is a randomized controlled trial supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation and Nature Vancouver.

Illustration of Forest Bathing

In addition to my academic pursuits, I am a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Forest Medicine Trainee, and an Earth Charter Educator and GLOBE Teacher. I am also the co-creator of the Interest Driven Life project. My background includes co-founding three organizations: KitHubLA Makerspace, and Connected Camps.

Projects

More Trees Please

A monthly newsletter for tree lovers focused on finding our well-being amongst the trees and re-connecting with the natural world.

Interest Driven Life

What if your interests were the driving factor in your life? What would that look like? Let’s find out.

Recent Talks

Sensing the Forest: Participatory Trail Assessment

July 2022, International Conference on Forest Therapy

Forest Bathing in B.C. Parks

May 2022, Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club, Salt Spring Island, B.C.

How the Japanese Practice of Taking In the Forest Atmosphere Through Your Senses Can Promote Health and Wellbeing

April 2022, Arrowsmith Naturalists, Qualicum, B.C

Forest Bathing and Evidence-based Research

February 2022, Smithers Climate Action Group, Smithers, B.C.

Articles

Noise Pollution: How To Measure Its Effects On Your Health

Practical guide that explains how to measure noise and learn how it’s affecting your health. Continue reading

Forest Medicine: The Science Behind How I Manage Wellbeing

Research focused article on preventative measures against lifestyle-related diseases. Continue reading

Full STEAM Ahead: Build Subjects And Skills

I wrote for The Canadian magazine about how International schools in Tokyo teach STEAM subjects. Continue reading