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Nature Play - A Rewilding Program

3025 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607

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The Friends of Nolde Forest Present: 

Nature play refers to the unstructured and creative exploration of natural environments, which fosters numerous physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits. Research has consistently shown that engaging in nature play enhances motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and cognitive flexibility in individuals.


By immersing themselves in nature, participants develop a sense of connection and appreciation for the environment. Moreover, spending time outdoors allows individuals to exercise their senses and strengthen their immune system while reducing stress levels. This type of play taps into fundamental aspects of human nature – our innate curiosity, creativity, and need for connection with the natural world. Therefore, promoting and facilitating nature play not only supports holistic development but also nurtures a deep-rooted bond between humans and their environment.


Led by Forest Therapy Guide Robert Sarnoski (Mind Body Simple, LLC)


This program is meeting at FIRE GATE 5 on Oregon Road. (NOT at the main EE Center lot!)


Location: Fire Gate #5 – 780 Oregon Road (enter off Oregon Rd.)


Registration for this event will open one month prior to the date of each session.

Registration is required for all participants. Spaces are limited, so please be sure you register through this page and make sure that everyone in your group is included. We will not be able to take walk up participants.



This program is rain or shine. If we need to cancel for extreme weather, you will be contacted via email before the program.


Presented by the Friends of Nolde Forest.


**Due to the increasing popularity of our programming and the growing number of people on the waitlist for programs, we require a 24-hour cancellation notice for all programs. This will allow us time to reach out to other participants/families on the wait list and allow them to fill your spot. Individuals who repeatedly do not cancel before the program and who repeatedly do not show up to the program will be prohibited from signing up for future programs.**

Sunday, July 21, 2024 10am to 12pm