Wonders at Woodend: Forest Bathing through the Seasons (Guided Walk — Audubon Naturalist Society)

Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase

Savor the natural joys of each season on forest bathing walks led by Melanie Choukas-Bradley, a longtime ANS field trip leader and author of The Joy of Forest Bathing and Resilience: Connecting With Nature in a Time of Crisis. Discover the magic of shinrin-yoku, translated as “forest bathing,” a nature-oriented mindfulness practice that originated in Japan and has become popular all over the world.

$30 – $42

A Spring Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island (Guided Walk — Smithsonian Associates)

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Enjoy a socially distanced morning walk on a natural oasis in the Potomac with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, the author of the new book Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island. The nearly 2-mile path follows the island’s shore and moves deep into the swamp and tidal inlet along the boardwalk where willows, bald cypresses, and cattails frame views of Washington, D.C.

$55 – $75

A Spring Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island (Guided Walk — Smithsonian Associates)

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Melanie shares an overview of landscape’s fascinating mix of trees, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife and highlights the island’s history and the legacy of the naturalist and conservationist president it memorializes. The morning also includes pauses for moments of guided forest bathing to quietly soak up the beauty of this wild island set against the capital city.

$55 – $75

A Spring Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island (Guided Walk — Smithsonian Associates)

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The nearly 2-mile path follows the island’s shore and moves deep into the swamp and tidal inlet along the boardwalk where willows, bald cypresses, and cattails frame views of Washington, D.C. She shares an overview of landscape’s fascinating mix of trees, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife and highlights the island’s history and the legacy of the naturalist and conservationist president it memorializes.

$55 – $75

City of Trees: Washington, D.C. (Online Talk — Smithsonian Associates)

Online

On the eve of Arbor Day, naturalist and tree expert Melanie Choukas-Bradley presents an overview of the trees in our nation’s capital through stunning photographs of the Tidal Basin, U.S. Capitol, White House, National Arboretum, Rock Creek Park, and many other notable locations.

$25 – $30