Register Today! Pre-registration at required for all programs unless otherwise indicated adult programs (18 and up) commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 Elemental Forest Medicine (Forest Bathing) Elemental Forest Medicine is a nature immersion experience, based on the Japanese concept of Shinrin Yoku, “Forest Bathing,” with the addition of energetic and mindfulness practices. This class is a combination of solo practice and facilitated group connection. Guided practices are offered to support well-being and release stress while immersing in the healing elements of nature. Participants should dress comfortably to sit under trees, on rocks, near water and walk barefoot on grass. Please register online at or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. WHO: Novices who want a meditative nature experience. WHAT: Understand the healing effects of nature and build a daily practice of mindful nature immersion. INSTRUCTOR: Sari Telpner is a certified Whole Health Educator and Coach. AGES 18 & up DAY Sunday DATE Apr 15 TIME 10am-1pm PLACE Lithia Park (class meets in front of the Ashland Parks and Recreation offices) COST $35 Exploring Fire Ecology and Fire History in the Ashland Watershed Explore the Ashland Watershed while hiking with experts fromtheAshlandForestResiliencypartners. Learnhowforest restoration is conceived and implemented for the various landownersanddiversehabitatsinAshland’swatershed. Hikers will meet at the Lithia Park Bandshell and shuttle to the Upper White Rabbit Trailhead, then hike down the Red Queen trail. Please register online at or call the Nature Centerat541-488-6606. WHO: No experience necessary, but participants should be in adequate physical condition for a 4-7 mile hike. WHAT: On this moderate hike, students will learn how fires have shaped the landscape and the forest flora and fauna. INSTRUCTOR: The Ashland Forest Resiliency partnership is a collaboration between the City of Ashland and several localpartners.Ithasbeenconductinga10-yearstewardship project designed to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Ashland Watershed. AGES 7 & up DAY Saturday DATE Apr 28 TIME 9am-Noon PLACE Meet at Lithia Park Bandshell COST FREE | Registration required | | 31