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February Mindful Walking Meet-up

February 4th, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


March Mindful Walking Meet-up

March 3rd, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


Vernal Equinox Walk

March 19th, 2024
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center


The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring and is characterized by equal amounts of daylight and darkness. This celestial occurrence has long been celebrated as a time of renewal and growth, symbolizing balance and harmony in nature.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in combining the healing benefits of nature with mindful practices such as meditation and mindfulness. Forest therapy, an emerging practice rooted in Japanese Shinrin-yoku, offers a structured approach to immersing oneself in nature to promote relaxation, stress reduction, and improved well-being.

By engaging our senses through guided walks or activities, individuals can cultivate a deep connection with the natural world while nurturing their physical and mental health. This harmonious combination of vernal equinox celebration, forest therapy practice, and mindfulness technique creates a unique opportunity for personal growth and self-care.

April Mindful Walking Meet-up

April 7th, 2024 @ 11:00AM & 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


Norristown Farm Park

April 27th, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
More information coming soon!

Blue Marsh Sunset Walk

May 2nd, 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:30PM
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National Renewal Day

May 4th, 2024 | 10:30AM - 12:00 PM
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May Mindful Walking Meet-up

May 5th, 2024 | 11:00AM & 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


June Mindful Walking Meet-up

June 2nd, 2024 | 11:00AM & 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


Global Wellness Day

June 8th, 2024 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

Summer Solstice Walk

June 30th, 2024 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

Forest therapy, also known as shinrin-yoku, is a healing practice that emphasizes spending time in nature to improve overall well-being. During the summer solstice, the longest and brightest day of the year, nature is in full bloom, providing an ideal backdrop for a mindful forest therapy experience.

The solstice offers an opportunity to connect with nature on a deeper level and embrace its transformative power. As light floods through the lush green canopies, one can engage all of their senses and cultivate gratitude for the abundance of life around them. By immersing oneself in this immersive experience, individuals can benefit from reduced stress levels, improved mood, increased creativity, and enhanced immune function.

Forest therapy during the summer solstice provides a beneficial respite from our fast-paced digital lives and allows us to reconnect with ourselves and the natural world in a profound way.

July Mindful Walking Meet-up

July 7th, 2024 @ 11:00AM & 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


Nature Play

July 21st, 2024 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

Nature play refers to the unstructured and creative exploration of natural environments, which fosters numerous physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits. Research has consistently shown that engaging in nature play enhances motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and cognitive flexibility in individuals. 

By immersing themselves in nature, participants develop a sense of connection and appreciation for the environment. Moreover, spending time outdoors allows individuals to exercise their senses and strengthen their immune system while reducing stress levels. This type of play taps into fundamental aspects of human nature – our innate curiosity, creativity, and need for connection with the natural world. Therefore, promoting and facilitating nature play not only supports holistic development but also nurtures a deep-rooted bond between humans and their environment.

August Mindful Walking Meet-up

August 4th, 2024 @ 11:00AM & 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.


Nature Play

August 18th, 2024 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

Nature play refers to the unstructured and creative exploration of natural environments, which fosters numerous physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits. Research has consistently shown that engaging in nature play enhances motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and cognitive flexibility in individuals. 

By immersing themselves in nature, participants develop a sense of connection and appreciation for the environment. Moreover, spending time outdoors allows individuals to exercise their senses and strengthen their immune system while reducing stress levels. This type of play taps into fundamental aspects of human nature – our innate curiosity, creativity, and need for connection with the natural world. Therefore, promoting and facilitating nature play not only supports holistic development but also nurtures a deep-rooted bond between humans and their environment.

September Mindful Walking Meet-up

September 8th, 2024 @ 11:00AM & 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.

Autumnal Equinox Walk

September 22nd, 2024 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

The autumnal equinox is a significant celestial event that occurs when the plane of the Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun, marking the beginning of fall in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere. Within this natural cycle, forest therapy and mindfulness practices can offer profound benefits for individuals seeking to connect with nature and nurture their mental wellbeing.

Forest therapy, also known as shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, involves immersing oneself in a forest environment to improve overall health. Scientific studies have shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, boost immune function, and enhance creativity. Moreover, when combined with mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing exercises and sensory awareness activities, forest therapy enables individuals to be fully present in the moment and cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and their surroundings.

This holistic approach supports personal growth by promoting self-awareness, reducing burnout risk, enhancing problem-solving skills through increased focus and clarity, while also fostering a heightened sense of empathy towards others.

October Mindful Walking Meet-up

October 6th, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.

Information Overload Day

November 29th, 2024 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

November Mindful Walking Meet-up

November 3rd, 2024 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.

Green Friday Walk

November 29th, 2024 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
More information coming soon!

December Mindful Walking Meet-up

December 8th, 2024 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The mindful walking meet-up promotes inner peace, focus, and connection with the surrounding environment. This unique occasion draws upon the principles of mindfulness meditation, encouraging participants to engage in deliberate and conscious walking, fostering a deeper connection with nature and appreciation for the present moment. The mindful walking meet-up provides an opportunity for participants to recharge their minds, improve mental well-being, and develop skills that can positively impact both personal and professional aspects of their lives.

Winter Solstice Walk

December 21st, 2024 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM
More information coming soon!

Winter solstice, also known as the shortest day and longest night of the year, holds significant cultural and spiritual importance worldwide. It marks a turning point in the natural cycle, where the sun's presence begins to slowly regain strength.

In recent years, individuals seeking reprieve from the hustle and bustle of modern life have turned to forest therapy and mindfulness practices during this time. Forest therapy involves immersing oneself in nature by mindfully experiencing its sights, sounds, and smells, which has been shown to reduce stress levels and promote overall well-being. Pairing this practice with mindfulness techniques further enhances one's ability to be fully present in the moment- carefully observing their thoughts, sensations, and emotions that arise without judgment or attachment.

The Winter Solstice provides an ideal opportunity for participants to engage in these practices - embracing stillness, connecting with nature's transformative energy, and rejuvenating their mind, body, and spirit for continued personal growth and productivity.