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Forest Bathing: Learning with the Land

July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Woman standing in stream

Join scientist Lori Benoit to learn about the simple practice of forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, which originated in Japan. Take a calming walk through Kestrel Land Trust’s Greenberg Family Conservation Area and learn the benefits and techniques you can use to relax and recharge outdoors.

Lori Benoit, Ph.D. is an Environmental Scientist and Project Manager for a consulting firm in Northampton. Lori has conducted research ranging from red blood cell mutations to birds of salt marshes, invasive plants, and plant evolution. She has a passion for the natural world that takes many forms including hiking, kayaking, bird-watching, and as a member and volunteer for regional land trusts. Lori leads classroom and field courses in Massachusetts and Connecticut on the flora of New England, aquatic and wetland plants, coastal botany and ecology, and plant evolution.

Lori engages in a personal practice of forest bathing or nature immersion, guided by the following excellent books:

Watch now to learn about this beautifully simple way to re-experience a walk in the woods!



July 1, 2020
December 31, 2020
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Greenberg Family Conservation Area
113 Southampton Road
Westhampton, MA 01027 United States
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