Nature-Based Therapeutics
Classes, Programs & Events

A

It's nature's way of healing. Nature Based Therapeutics are professionally facilitated interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes to bring about measurable outcomes in human health and well-being. It is nature's way of healing all people in physical, social, emotional and cognitive ways.




 

Toward a New Ways of Being with Plants (Online Conference)
June 17 - 18, 2021 @ 1:00 - 5:00 pm CDT

The Arboretum's Manager of Nature Based Therapeutics, Dr. Jean Larson, is part of the Conference Organizing Collective for a free two-day conference Toward a New Ways of Being with Plants that will explore human/plant connections, including ethics in human treatment of plants, plant sentience and communication, and opportunities for developing more respectful and reciprocal relationships between humans and plants.

Free, visit https://www.beingwithplants2021.org/

Learn more & register for free


Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum 
Various Dates

Age 16 and older
Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-Yoku, a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer. Through guided awareness exercises, you will awaken all your senses and calm your mind. Shinrin-Yoku (or 'Forest Bathing') fosters a deep connection with nature that will nourish you -- mind, body and spirit. 
Limit 12 people per session

view date/time options & register

   


Get an email notification when new Nature-Based Therapeutics programs are added!
Subscribe here (select Adult Classes > Nature-Based Therapeutics) to receive an email notification when new programs are added

 

View past Nature-Based Therapeutics Events

 


Questions?
Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
arbedu@umn.edu
612-301-1210*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges

Cancellation policy

Waitlist
The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

Email Subscriptions
Subscribe here to join Arboretum mailing lists that interest you, and be among the first to know about what's happening at the Arb!

Share your feedback
Use this feedback form to share anonymous feedback about educational programming with the Arboretum Education Team.

Browse Classes
Youth & Families

Youth+Adult Together
Family Programs

Summer Programs
Activity Kits To-Go
Summer Day Camps
Special Access Experiences

Adults

Online Learning
All online Programs & Classes

Special Access
Special Access Experiences

Gardening & Horticulture
Gardening

Fine Art & Crafts
Book Club & Literature
Creative Aging
Fiber Arts
Open Art Studio 
Mixed Media
Painting & Drawing
Stone Balancing

Photography
Photography

Food & Wine
Cooking

Nature Appreciation
Birds
Trees

Nature-Based Therapeutics
About Nature-Based Therapeutics
NBT Programs & Events


 

About Arboretum Education
Instructor Bios
Arboretum Staff Bios
Education Department Statistics