If stay-at-home orders have got you down, there's a new podcast that might give you a boost.
The Missouri Department of Conservation department has just launched a new podcast called “Nature Boost” that extols the positive impacts that nature and the outdoors offer.
The first episode of Nature Boost is available for download now on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, with additional seasons currently in production.
According to MDC, research has shown that spending time outdoors is linked with an improvement in physical health and decreases in stress, anxiety, and depression.
“We’re very excited to share this Nature Boost experience with both our seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and those brand new to discovering nature,” said MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley.
“It’s a chance to learn about the incredible natural resources we have right here in Missouri, including how those nature experiences are changing lives every day.”
The podcast explores topics such as nature and health, outdoor recreation, and native Missouri wildlife.
Each episode features an MDC expert or partner, and highlights ways that everyone can benefit from nature – whether they’re a seasoned outdoors enthusiast or someone who may be unfamiliar with nature.
MDC staffer Jill Pritchard serves as the podcast host.
“What I love most about Nature Boost is that we’re going on this adventure together,” said Pritchard. “I’m learning right there along with listeners and I’m so looking forward to seeing what else we discover together!”
Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/natureboost and https://youtu.be/w1bnKTrqzvg.