SSA Connection – April 1st!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Unseen Footage, Untamed Nature Filmmaker Karen Bass shares some of the astonishing nature footage she’s shot for the BBC and National Geographic — including brand-new, previously unseen footage of the tube-lipped nectar bat, who feeds in a

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SSA Connection – March 25th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Ten MInutes of Mindfulness When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your

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SSA Connection – March 18

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you Enjoy!   The Hidden Beauty of Pollination Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from

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SSA Connection – March 11th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Amanda Gorman: The Hill We Climb Poet and activist Amanda Gorman recites her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Her words call for hope, unity and resilience in

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SSA Connection – March 4th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Marissa Zarate: How Community Gardens Preserve Culture and Grow Hope. This talk explores the magic that occurs when immigrant families come together to build community while growing foods that preserve their culture. Click here to listen. How

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SSA Connection – February 25th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! We’re Experiencing an Empathy Shortage, but We Can Fix it Together “Being a psychologist studying empathy today is a little bit like being a climatologist studying the polar ice caps,” says psychology professor Jamil Zaki. That’s because

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SSA Connection – February 18th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Lessons from Past Presidents Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared

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SSA Connection – February 11th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Love Letters to Strangers Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to

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