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Event Series Event Series: Forest Therapy Walks

Forest Therapy Walks Spring 2024

May 29 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PDT

FOREST THERAPY

The forest is calling you!

A silent forest in spring with beautiful bright sun rays

Forest therapy, or forest bathing, is the practice of surrounding oneself in nature and being in the moment. It is not a hike or a naturalist walk, rather the destination is to simply slow down and find a connection with the present moment. Take a break in your day and discover what nature has in store for you as you participate in a forest therapy walk. Led by an experienced guide, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the forest surrounding Guichon Creek. Discover the healing power of the forest as you connect with the natural world and leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Trees are the foundation of the forests, but a forest is much more than what you see…. Underground there is this other world, a world of infinite biological pathways that connect trees and allow them to communicate and allow the forest to behave as though it’s a single organism.” (Suzanne Simard UBC)
Learn more about the research:
UBC Alumni MagazineThe Science of Forest Therapy

Registration must be through the registration form below.
Please do NOT reply to the Save the Date for registration.
Registration confirmation will be sent by email. If you do not receive confirmation, please email: connie_evans@bcit.ca

Due to limited space, surplus applications will be placed on a waitlist and applicants will be notified via email as space becomes available. If registrants are unable to attend, please notify Connie Evans (email above) as soon as possible to provide opportunity for those on the waitlist. (limit 12 participants per walk)

Registration deadline is three days before each walk. Participants will receive an email with instructions for the walk two days in advance of the walk.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Continue with registration below, or click on the underlined dates that you would like to register for:

Other: Please fill in this event waiver [PDF] and submit to connie_evans@bcit.ca when you register, or bring signed copy to the event.

Cost: There is no registration cost. All attendees will be responsible for pay-by-stall parking if driving to BCIT Campus.

*Information Collection Notice
Your personal information will be used to track event registration and send you event reminders. This information will also be shared with the SoHS to track engagement and determine whether forest therapy walks will be offered across the BCIT campus in the future. Your contact information may also be disclosed, under strict confidentiality agreements, to third party service providers solely for the provision of mailing or telephone services on behalf of BCIT.

Details

Date:
May 29
Time:
11:30 am to 1:00 pm PDT
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Organizer

School of Health Sciences
Email
health@bcit.ca
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Venue

BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, BC V5G3H2 Canada