Shinrin-Yoku Forest Therapy Walk

McFarland Park, Story County

Friday, November 20, 2020

Participants are invited to slow down and unplug while participating in nature-based invitations. Experience the benefits of being fully present in the forest and explore using all your senses during this gentle 3-hour walk, typically less than one mile. Shinrin-Yoku forest therapy offers research-based health benefits such as stress relief, improved concentration, immune system boost, and improved mental health. 

Special instructions for participants: Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring water. You may want to bring a small backpack. There will be a campfire to warm up at throughout the program.

This program is for adults. 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.  Unless otherwise stated, refunds can be issued less a $5.00 processing fee per event for cancellations prior to the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. To cancel a registration, please call (515)232-2516. 

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Story County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and face coverings mandatory when social distancing is not possible or while indoors. Pre-registration will be required when group size needs to be limited due to the facility or location.

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Shinrin-Yoku Forest Therapy Walk


Friday, November 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


McFarland Park
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
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Adults - $25.00