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Forest Bathing (shinrin-yoku) Guided Walk
with Judy Geck
In Japan, the Japanese practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through all our senses.
A two-hour forest bath will help you to unplug from technology and slow down. It will bring you into the present moment and de-stress and relax you. When nature is experienced fully with all our senses engaged, we develop a kind of rhythm with the natural world that leads to a sense of well-being.
Join naturalist Judy Geck for a two-hour forest bath — an experience that will help bring you into the present moment, de-stress and relax. Receive a tote bag with a journal and pencils to record visually what you experience. Prepare for 2 hours outdoors and slow walking. Water and sun protection are recommended.
Note: Meet at the walled area near the front entrance
Registration Deadline: September 19, 2021
Start with the Arts: When Butterflies Cross the Sky
with Brittany Reif-Wenner
A Start With the Arts offers 3-5 year-olds the opportunity to work with teaching artist Brittany Reif-Wenner. Brittany takes you on a journey south to Mexico where you have some exciting adventures in the art and science of butterflies, creative movement and traditional dance, fun stories, and of course, making art. Chose one class or the entire series. We provide the art materials and books!
Learn about the science of the Monarch butterfly migration from Minnesota to Mexico. Then create a Monarch Butterfly art project in which you explore shape, pattern, and symmetry.
Dates: Thursday, October 7