Forest Bathing at Rookery Bay Research Reserve

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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Rookery Bay Learning Center
300 Tower Road Naples, FL 34113

Enjoy a slow, quiet, guided sensory and meditative experience in nature at Rookery Bay Research Reserve. Forest Bathing takes place on-site on the Snail Trail, a scrub and mangrove forest along Henderson Creek at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. From seating on a dock overlooking the water, a Certified Forest Bathing Guide will conduct a guided-meditation session and offer a series of invitations to use your curiosity and senses to connect with nature and yourself. Look, listen, smell and feel what the forest is offering you.

There are optional opportunities for sharing throughout the program to create a communal sense of experience. Light refreshments during a closing ceremony will help you feel refreshed as you continue your day. Decades of research have shown that forest bathing can reduce stress and depression and improve immune function as well as cardiovascular and respiratory health, among other benefits.

The fee includes same-day admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.