Well, aren't you a parasite for sore eyes.
While “forest bathing” is a relatively new movement in the United States, the Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature has long been valued in many communities. It’s becoming more popular in the Washington, D.C. region, which has many green spaces despite its urban density.
From wellness trends to longstanding traditions, we’ll talk about our connection to nature, our favorite hikes, trails and parks, and the challenges to outdoor accessibility.
- Melanie Choukas-Bradley Author, "The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life;" "City of Trees" and "A Year in Rock Creek Park;" Naturalist with the Audubon Naturalist Society and Smithsonian Associates, along with other organizations.
- Dennis Chestnut Founder and former Executive Director of Groundwork DC
- Lee Cain Director of Kingman Island, National Capital Region
Where To Get Away From People in and Around Washington
Most Recent Shows
Fannie Lou Hamer lost her job, health and a daughter because she stood up for her own and other African-Americans' right to vote. A one-woman show brings the civil rights leader back to life.
What's it like to play a sport when you are blind or have low-vision? Kojo sits down with local athletes to talk about their experiences in recreational and competitive leagues.
D.C. newest Youth Poet Laureate uses poetry to tell stories about her cultural identity. We discuss identity and healing through poetry.