Meet your guide…
Maureen (mo) Stine
Since 1995, I've been designing and implementing interpretive public programs for all audiences and professional development opportunities for colleagues, teachers, agencies and organizations. Park interpretation is my lineage to guiding forest bathing. Over the decades, I have sought opportunities to expand my professional training and grow in my craft. I am a certified forest therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, a certified heritage interpreter with the National Association for Interpretation, a certified environmental educator-professional with the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education, and a certified professional with the National Recreation and Park Association. I hold facilitator certifications in Project Learning Tree and other national and state curriculum programs. In 2010 I launched my small business, Natureology (www.natureology.me). Ice fishing is a passion.
Cedar River Natural Area, Bellaire, Michigan
203 E Cayuga St, Bellaire, Michigan, USAABOUT THIS EVENT: Forest bathing is a restorative sensory exploration typically practiced with a group of people gathered outside in a natural environment. The guided sequence is typically 2 hours long and combines rest and wandering, interspersed with facilitated group gatherings and solo time. The emphasis is on unplugging, slowing down, and awakening the senses. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization. SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION: Participants: This program is geared towards adults (18+). Weather Conditions: This is a "rain or shine" program, except in cases of extreme temperatures, storms, or other weather events. Participants will be expected to walk in mildly rainy, hot, or cold conditions. Arriving and Parking: The Cedar River Natural Area has free parking at the trailhead at the fairgrounds. There is also a small lot at the Antrim Conservation District Office. Bathrooms: There are bathrooms available at the Antrim Conservation District Office. Light refreshments are served prior to the conclusion of the event. WHAT TO BRING: Water Comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing for outdoor experiences. Layers are recommended in case of fluctuating temperatures and potential rain. Something to sit on such as a light camp chair, blanket, towel or small tarp. Participants are invited to sit down at some points during the event, and the ground may be wet or cold. The choice to sit down is up to each participant. A light backpack for your supplies so you can keep your hands free. PAYMENT: The $25.00 fee/per person ticket can be paid in cash or check in person and will be collected the day of the event.
Hessel School House
3206 W Cedar Rd, Hessel, MI, USAWe meet at the Hessel School House at 9:30 and caravan to the William Darby Trail, 2 miles east. Please bring water, wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. We will hold this walk in light rain or shine. Register on the Hessel School House website, find the walk by clicking on Programs/Events.