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Forest Therapy

 09/11/2019  |  01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Primrose Studio  |  Registration Required

Natural Discoveries - Adult

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: Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area

Minimum Participants: 2
Maximum Participants: 12

Registration is required for this activity. Click "register" to reserve your spot.

General Info

Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

AJ Chlebnik

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist



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Volunteer Info

AJ C - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!