Sue Smith Forest Bathing Bartlett Arboretum

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his exercise will be led by Sue Smith, the founder of Roots in Nature.

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which translates to forest bathing, these walks have been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function.

an announcement from Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Beyond the physiological changes, forest bathing offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.

This exercise, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be led by Sue Smith, the founder of Roots in Nature. Her guided walks as a Certified Guide with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy (ANFT) are designed to help participants unplug, slow down, and experience nature in a whole new way.

Sue is also a certified health counselor and works with individuals, groups, and organizations to promote the benefits of mindfully exploring the land around us.

Health and Safety: Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to join this program. All registrants are required to bring a face mask and wear it when unable to social distance. Social distancing should be followed at all times. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

If You’re Going …

This forest bathing experience is $30 for Bartlett members and $40 for non-members.

If you are interested in becoming a Bartlett member, please click here to learn more.

Meeting Location: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Main Parking Lot Gazebo

Please contact the education department with any questions. Bartlett Arboretum Education Department: 203-883-4035

You can register here.

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