CIHF Nature Innovation Challenge for Students

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February – April, 2019

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Teams of 2-3 students are invited to design a healing or therapeutic space or feature located on the Ithaca Cornell campus to promote nature in healthcare services. Each team will choose a specific healthcare service and location for the therapeutic intervention that best supports a particular student-patient population’s wellbeing through connection with nature.


$750 first prize
$500 second prize
$250 third prize

Registration opened in February. Finalists will present to industry and academic judges at the Nature, Health, and Wellness Roundtable Reception on April 25 2019, from 5:30-7:30.

Click here for more details regarding the CIHF Nature Innovation Challenge

For competition guidelines or to register, email Nikki Cerra at