November 25 Webinar: Can Moments of Awe and Gratitude Improve the Environment?

November 18, 2020

AMES, Iowa—Join Iowa Learning Farms on Wednesday, November 25 at noon for an engaging, interactive, and motivational webinar about how moments of awe and gratitude can improve the environment.

Jacqueline Comito, an anthropologist and the director of Iowa Learning Farms, will define awe and gratitude and will explore what science says about how experiences of awe and expressions of gratitude can impact environmental attitudes and behaviors.

During the webinar, Comito will discuss the ways that we might integrate the tools of awe and gratitude into our environmental work when it seems like real change is eluding us.

 “When we look at the environmental crises we are facing, it is clear that our bodies, minds, and souls are more disintegrated with the natural world than more fully integrated. The transformation we need is to reverse that. How do we do it?” asks Comito.

To learn more about the science of awe and gratitude and how they can be used as tools to improve the environment, tune in to this unique webinar on November 25!

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on November 25:

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser:

    Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172 


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 364 284 172


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at

About Iowa Learning Farms

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.


Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito

Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director                  

515-294-8912                                       515-296-0081