Around the Bend Nature & Discovery Tours is launching new Well-Being Programs designed to immerse the public in stress relief, mindfulness, and nature. More classes, nature walks, and programs are coming soon. Stay tuned!
Solstice Family Mindfulness Hike
Friday, December 20 | 4:45 - 6 PM | Celery Fields
Celebrate the winter solstice with a sunset hike at Celery Fields. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, manage emotions, and improve focus, among many other things. Pairing with the mental health benefits of nature immersion, these hikes will help your family decompress and connect. We will practice mindful hiking by using our senses; listening, touching and watching, while learning about Florida's natural history. Our hike will be followed by mindfulness games and activities celebrating the solstice. Please bring water and good walking shoes.
The first ticket is $10. Each additional ticket for other family or group members is $5. Children age 3 and under are free.
(Image: Sarasota Audubon Society)
Nature Connecting and Visioning Walk
Wednesday, January 1 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Celery Fields
What’s your vision for the New Year? Want to start off with something special? Want to gain clarity and sense of purpose? Science shows that a sense of purpose and direction is beneficial for well-being in many ways.
Join us for this mini retreat where you will learn a number of nature connecting tools to invite nature to clarify your thoughts and inspire your dreams. See nature in a new way and gain insight into what you’d like to create for the New Year.
Please meet at the nature center, wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring water, a small notepad and pen. There are options of some gentle walking/sitting in the butterfly garden and/or walking uphill for those who wish.