Swetland Center for Environmental Health eco-therapy sessions

Eco-therapy, also known as green therapy, is a practice of nature-based exercises to address mental and physical health and enhance healing and growth. The Swetland Center for Environmental Health will integrate time in nature as part of its monthly seminar series on May 24, through which participants can connect with and explore beautiful spaces near Case Western Reserve University.

This eco-therapy seminar will include hiking a short segment of the Doan Brook, which flows through Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and the Cleveland neighborhoods of Larchmere, University Circle, Glenville and St. Clair Superior before entering Lake Erie. 

Participants will meet at the BioEnterprise Building at 9 a.m for a prompt 9:10 a.m. departure. 

There will be two hiking options:

  • A shorter/beginner hike led by Swetland Center Director, Darcy Freedman, and;
  • A longer/advanced hike led by the Center for Community Health Integration Director, Kurt Stange.

Wear comfortable walking shoes (with good traction for the longer/advanced hike) and bring a bag to pick up litter.

Learn more and register for the hike.