The EcoWisdom Forest Preserve offers covid-safe and accessible online programming to facilitate people's deep connection to nature in ways that encourage active engagement in their local parks, green spaces, community gardens and conservation efforts.
Our programming is based upon a foundation of forest medicine, mindfulness and neuroscience research and includes nature-connection invitations, guided meditations, quiet reflection, creative activities and supported social interaction to build empathy, compassion and connection.
Our programming is inclusive of people with disabilities, chronic illness, or limitations associated with aging. We encourage inclusive community building among people with and without disabilities.
Programs are facilitated by a team of skilled volunteers and led by a person with a disability who is a certified nature & forest therapy guide, mindfulness leader and eco-spirituality spiritual director who has a PhD in psychology and a background as an academic health sciences researcher and disability studies scholar. Other team members are award-winning environmental educators, community developers, meditation teachers and psychotherapists.
We show our commitment to environmental conservation by sharing information about the EcoWisdom Forest Preserve and our environmental initiatives.
These online programs were initiated in response to Covid19 and involve people from a wide geographic area across Canada.
Parks we work in:
- Glen Stewart Ravine
- Algonquin Park
- Rouge Urban National Park
Things we do:
- crafts/folk art
- environmental education
- nature walks
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Occasional volunteers