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As a dynamic education and research component of the Green Chimneys organization, The Institute serves to demonstrate how purposeful contact with animals and the outdoors can enhance formal therapies and traditional education to help maximize the potential of children with special needs.
Activities of The Institute are supported by three practice areas: Education, Advocacy and Research.
The Sam and Myra Ross Institute seeks to create an ambitious research agenda in the wider field of nature-based interactions through partnerships with academic institutions and professionals that includes basic research as well as sophisticated clinical studies that will ultimately impact the physical and mental health and quality of life for children with special needs who are involved in our program.
The strength and promise of The Institute is to facilitate understanding, education and medical recognition of the significant influence of nature-based therapies, education and interactions. By facilitating and inviting scientific research that explores the impact of our nature-based work, we seek to set benchmarks for effective intervention methods and encourage data-driven practices that can be replicated.
If you are interested in exploring a research project partnership, please contact Green Chimneys Clinical Director Steven Klee Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org and Institute Director Michael Kaufmann at email@example.com
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