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Forest Therapy: Art in the Forest

Schedule and Location

Sunday September 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


  • Section C: Sunday September 16, Thornhill Shelter, P-21

Fees and Registration

$28.00 member
$33.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

This forest therapy walk intertwines art and Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest.  Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide and create art inspired by the natural surroundings.  Creating art in the forest is about the process and not the final product.  Reflective journaling and tea made from plants foraged along the walk will conclude the experience.  

Instructor: Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide
Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.   Max 15.
Supplies: A hat, sunglasses and mat or towel to sit upon are optional. Lightweight long sleeves and long pants are recommended.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent. We encourage you to also bring a journal and/or sketch book. 
Recommended ages: For Adults, ages 18 and over

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Course Details

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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.