Experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku on this guided nature walk. Learn to open your senses to nature’s healing power. About the experience: Our walk will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will end around 3:00 p.m. We will walk very slowly, stopping often, and sitting for periods of time, so it is a very low-intensity activity. Unlike a hike, we are not concerned with getting to a certain place by a certain time — we are interested in observing nature along the way. - This walk is designed for adults or older teens. - The walk will cover approximately 1/2-3/4 miles of very slow walking over gentle terrain. There are no steep hills in the area for this walk. However, feel free to bring a walking stick if you want. - Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the season and temperature. - Forest therapy walks continue in light rain unless the threat of lightning or hypothermia is present. Bring rain gear and an umbrella if rain is in the forecast, including waterproof shoes. Splashing in puddles is fun! - Weather permitting, you will be invited (not required) to remove your shoes for earth connection time, so you may want to bring a small towel to wipe your feet. - Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, a light snack, a hat/cap and a day pack large enough to carry these items (and rain gear, if needed). - No dogs are allowed on this walk. -A waiver is required to sign upon arrival for all participants. Location: Nix Farm (Natural Areas Office), 1745 Hoffman Mill Road Go north on Lemay from Riverside and turn right on Poudre River Drive (about ½ block north of Riverside). This is located between two medical buildings. After about 1 block, the Poudre River Drive ends and you will see a paved road to your right which is Hoffman Mill Road. Stay on this paved road for almost a mile (past the crushing facility). The road ends at our offices.Minimum Participants: 2
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City of Fort Collins
Natural Areas Department
Public Engagement Specialist
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Hello Volunteers! My name is Tyler Eisenhand, I was recently hired on to the Natural Areas Education Team as their Education specialist. I am a recent graduate from CSU with a degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. I have a passion for working with youth and others to connect people to the outdoors.