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Sold Out: Nurturing Through Nature - Letting Go

Letting Go with Nature (a Mindful Outdoor Experience)

Gather 🌰🍎 Sow πŸ‚ Hibernate 🐻 Let go 🍁


Let's Gather and wander through some of the magical trails at Nolde Forest and around the Environmental Education Center, in the heart of the Fall season πŸ‚ A time to observe the forest animals Gather food as they settle into their winter hibernation.🌰 A time where the wild plants and trees will be Letting Go of their leavesπŸ‚ and Sowing their seeds🌰 for growth next Spring. We humans have much to learn from the more-than-human world, like slowing down and letting go πŸ’š Let's explore the inviting spring-fed creek crossings, spend time with the trees as they slow down for the winter, and explore the densely carpeted hemlock forests 🌲

Are you willing to explore your senses and trust Nature to be your guide?

If so, join us. πŸ’š

Sunday, November 7, 2021

2 pm to 5 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION through Nolde Forest is REQUIRED for this event.


Questions? ContactΒ Nolde Forest EES,Β Rebekah Sheeler, atΒ 

rsheeler@pa.govΒ or by phone (610)796-3689


This is a 3 hour event so we don't have to rush. We will be walking mostly on the trail 🧑 but will be wandering a bit too.

The weather is hard to predict this far out but right now the forecast shows temperatures around 50, partly sunny and light wind. Perfect for spending time with Mother Nature on this Fall afternoon 🧑

We will be walking mostly on the trails πŸ’™ but may wander a bit too. This route is listed as easy to moderate as it does have a semi steep down at the beginning and up at the end with more gently sloped portions in the middle πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Please be prepared to walk on a natural dirt trail by wearing solid hiking boots or shoes. πŸ₯ΎπŸ₯Ύ

Our afternoon will be spent pausing & connecting with Nature and practicing proven ways to settle in, get centered & grounded, and help alleviate some of our stresses and anxieties by learning to become more present. More Mindful.

This adventure may also include:

Waking up and warming up our bodies.

Exploring the intimate nooks and crannies of some of the less traveled areas.

Spending some time with a special tree.

Maybe finding an off trail hiding place to settle in and take in the views while we practice a seated meditation (sit spot)

Really connecting with our senses and spend time with Nature.

Ending with "council practice" where we will reconnect and share our Experiences with each other.

Bring your favorite blanket to cloak yourself in and/or bring a small towel or pad for sitting for our sit spot meditation (20 minutes). πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ You may also choose to stand.

There ARE rustic restrooms. Please plan accordingly.  🚻

REMEMBER: This is a rain 🌧 or shine 🌞 event (only canceled if dangerous weather is expected) so please dress appropriately and in layers so you are comfortable for this 3 hour outdoor adventure. If rain is expected, please wear waterproof or other appropriate clothing as this event is entirely OUTDOORS.


Refer to ChuckWalksΒ website for additional questions:Β www.chuckwalks.com

Sunday, November 7 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
3025 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607


State Parks


Educational Programs, ExplorePAtrails

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking


South, East

Target Audience


Exact Location

McConnell Hall Picnic Area

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