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How nature is healing Joplin, Missouri, after 2011 tornado

The short film "Butterfly Angels" shares a previously untold story of healing in Joplin, Missouri, in the aftermath of the tornado that struck the city six years ago on May 22. While nature caused the devastation, nature is playing a key role in the city’s recovery through a healing garden built at Joplin’s historic Cunningham Park.

Keith Tidball, a Cornell senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources who studies how nature can be a source of resilience for communities, is featured. In addition to working on the park, Tidball has used green spaces to heal returning veterans.