May 9th, 2020

Nature Day May 9: Love Your Park at Home Schedule

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Saturday, May 9th is Nature Day during Love Your Park @ Home! Here are all of the fun and free things you can learn, share, and do to celebrate nature in Philly parks. 

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LEARN: How to Nature Journal with Ranger Kelly


Take a few minutes to learn the basics of sketching what you see in nature! Nature is all around us - from the birds resting on wires to the insects under our flower pots and the weeds growing on our streets - so you don't have to be deep in the woods to see something wild. Learn how to keep a journal of what you see and start to deepen your understanding of the nature in our city. When it's safe, take your new skills to your local park!

SHARE: How are you experiencing nature right now?

Mount Pleasant Meadow

How are you experiencing nature right now? Whether you're in your backyard or getting some fresh air in Philly parks, we'd love to see what nature you're experiencing! Share your photo(s) with us by tagging #loveyourpark on social media.

DO: Virtual Forest Therapy Session via Zoom at 11am

Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy is a healing practice that weaves together the japanese art of shinrin yoku, or “forest bathing,” and elements of Jungian psychology, to help individuals slow down and cultivate a deeper sense of connection both with nature, and with themselves.

Join ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Jess Gregan, for an introductory Zoom workshop exploring the benefits of this increasingly popular practice.

Nature and Forest Therapy is a powerful antidote to the stresses of our fast-paced, urbanizing society, where busyness is often used as a measure of worth. You’re invited to join us, and learn how this practice can help us heal our imbalanced relationships with time, with each other, and with ourselves.

In this 1 hour Zoom session, we’ll learn about the history & health benefits of forest therapy, as well as the global movement to restore the human relationship with nature.

Don't miss these upcoming Love Your Park @ Home events

Second Saturday in Fairmount Park

December 11th at 10:00am
Mt Pleasant, Fairmount Park

Help preserve the forests of Fairmount Park! Join Parks & Rec and Audubon for a restoration project to plant trees and remove invasive vines in the woods around Mt Pleasant Meadow.

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FDR Park Weeding Warriors

December 18th at 10:00am
FDR Park

Time to tackle invasive vines at FDR Park! Help liberate the park's native trees rom the invasive vines that are taking over.

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Second Saturday in Wissahickon Valley Park

January 8th at 10:00am
Hermit's Woods

Help preserve the forests of the Wissahickon! Join Parks & Rec for a restoration project to remove invasive vines and bamboo in the woods near Hermit's Cave.

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