Deep Nature Explorers – Monthly Outings

We each experience Nature in our own ways. While we easily know where our physical bodies are when in nature, what happens to our minds and spirits? How are our senses aroused? Do you think our interactions with nature have an impact on our day-to-day living and how we relate to ourselves, with others, and with the planet?

The intention of Deep Nature Explorers is to encourage people to delve into these questions using deep observation methods while interacting with nature. Jae Furman, a state and national park interpretive guide, will lead you through beautiful settings in the Blue Ridge Mountains, giving you cues to help you deepen your experience. In addition, there will be a 30-minute immersion stop somewhere intriguing, where you are welcome to sit with your journals, explore with your cameras, or otherwise enjoy in your own way.

These walks will be offered monthly and the location will change each time so you can experience a variety of habitats. The outings will usually be three to six miles and offered within a 30-60 minute drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although the walks are free, they are limited to 10 participants. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit