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Nature Connection For Your Health


Friday July 23 – 6:30 pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Speaker Event

Join this informative and interactive session about the many positive physical and mental health benefits of nature connection and how to access them. Experience a guided short introduction to the practice of Nature Therapy or "Forest Bathing". Learn about local parks and green spaces that offer areas for resting and re-charging and add to the conversation by sharing your recommendations too! Come be inspired and find out what makes it easier for you to connect with nature.

Speaker/Facilitator: Andrea Prazmowski, Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, www.foresttherapyottawa.ca


Nature Connection For Your Health 

Friday July 23 – 6:30 pm - 8:30pm Virtual Speaker Event


Hosted on Zoom video chat

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Awakening to Nature


Saturdays 10 am to 12:30 pm -- Aug 7, 14, 21 Britannia Park and Saturdays 10am-12pm, Sept. 11, 25, Fletcher Wildlife Arboretum


Join us for a 5-week in-person program of Forest Therapy walks to de-stress and connect with the healing power of nature guided by Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Andrea Prazmowski. Participants in this program last summer had this to say:

"I was able to learn to direct my focus on nature, slowing my thoughts, and allowing me to step away from incessant problem-solving for a few hours."

"This program was wonderful in helping me disconnect from everyday stresses and find new ways to connect with nature and myself."

Maximum number of participants: 8 (may go up to 10, depending on Covid restrictions)

Registration confirmation and all program details will be emailed to individuals prior to the start of the first session along with precautions being taken to help keep everyone healthy.

Participants will need to commit as best they can to all 5 sessions since people will be asked to fill out a pre-program survey and another survey after program completion to assess results.

Before registering please note that you must be able to walk 2 kms on flat ground at a slow pace. The group does pause often and you can bring a small camp stool to sit on if you'd like. Britannia Park has accessible routes and this program can accommodate people using a wheelchair. It is also recommended that you attend the introductory information session on Friday, July 23rd but it’s not necessary.

Awakening to Nature

Saturdays 10 am to 12:30 pm -- Aug 7, 14, 21 Britannia Park  and Saturdays 10am-12pm, Sept. 11, 25, Fletcher Wildlife Arboretum

REGISTRATION OPEN

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Giving Back to Nature

Wed. Sept. 22, 4:30pm-7:00pm

Following the final Awakening to Nature session the entire MDO community of members, family and friends are invited to join the program participants and sign up to volunteer with helping out a project in a park or green space. 

 

Giving Back to Nature

Meet up location: Just Food – 2391 Pépin Ct, Gloucester, ON K1B 4Z3

Wed. Sept. 22, 4:30pm-7:00pm 

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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