UBC Undergraduate Research

The Reactions to the Blossoming Nature Zhang, Mengxin; Sha, Jennica; Chen, Chengyao; Hua, Zihan; Liao, Larayn


Everything in nature is closely related, including us human beings and other animals, plants, and even inanimate - everything, all of which is given by it, nature. Our experiment attempts to determine the relationship between nature and UBC students’ decisions. Specifically, does being physically present in nature influence students’ responses when it comes to supporting UBC’s environmental projects? The experiment consists of a total of 100 university students from University of British Columbia (UBC) all randomly selected. The students belong to either Group A or Group B. Participants in Group A were asked to complete a survey at Irving Learning Center and Group B were asked to do the same at the Forestry Garden. The responses were measured and calculated. Results suggest that there is a relationship between nature and decision-making. UBC students will have a greater probability to encourage on-campus project when they are in a natural setting. The experiment also has an underlying implication that students are more appreciative of nature when they are interacting with it. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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