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Forest Therapy Walk @ ANC

  • 15565 118th Avenue | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Dates: December 12, 2020
  • Location: Annett Nature Center
  • Start/End Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Overview

    ForestWarren County Conservation will be hosting a nature & forest therapy guided walk. We invite you to unplug, slow down, and experience mindfulness in nature. This gentle three-hour walk will focus on using all your senses to explore Annett Nature Center Park. Certified guides with the Association of Nature And Forest Therapy Association will lead you through nature explorations. This walk is based on Shinrin-yoku or forest therapy that can provide many positive health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, decreased anxiety, increased focus, relaxation, and a connection with nature.

    Please come prepared by wearing comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for the weather.  You might want to bring a light snack and drinking water.  A small backpack, sunscreen, and bug repellent may be useful.  You are welcome to bring a mat to sit on or a small camping chair. There will be small sit mats available for use. We will hike if there is light rain, so bring rain gear.  Please meet at front desk area inside the nature center. Plan on arriving 10 minutes early to ensure that you are not left behind. This program is geared towards those 16 and up. No pets.

    The charge for this event is $20 per person, please bring exact change or a check the day of the event. Registration is required at warrenccb.org. Please register by December 10,2020. There is limited space and a minimum of 4 participants is required to host this walk.