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


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

Rock Creek Park Through the Seasons (Online Talk —Audubon Naturalist Society)


Explore the cultural and natural history of Rock Creek Park through the seasons with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, longtime ANS trip leader and author of A Year in Rock Creek Park. Melanie will share Susan Austin Roth's stunning photos of Rock Creek Park, the nation's oldest urban national park--twice the size of Central Park--with an emphasis on late autumn and winter. She'll also describe aspects of the park's fascinating history.

$12 – $15

Zoom Talk: Potomac Conservancy


Explore the Potomac Gorge’s fascinating landscapes & plant life through the seasons with Melanie Choukas-Bradley via Zoom.

Forest Bathing 101 — Smithsonian Associates


Immerse yourself in the Japanese practice of forest bathing as Melanie Choukas-Bradley introduces its history and how-tos. Learn creative ways to reduce holiday stress and banish winter blues by connecting with nature close to home.

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, originated in the 1980s as a restorative and meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life and has since become popular around the world.

$25 – $35