Bellerose goes on a wild walk and retreat

May 14, 2017 by  

Bellerose and other Queens residents will be able to take a walk on the wild side in June at the Nurture Nature Retreat and Wild Walk.

The event will begin with a retreat workshop that will address living deeply, staying connected, and developing a love of nature both wild and human.

The retreat will be part of the One Earth Conservation Nurture Nature Program. The program has been designed to educate, motivate and inspire people to take better care of themselves, each other and the biotic community. This will be done through developing human and wild nature understanding and awareness. The program will be co-chaired by wildlife veterinarian, Rev. Dr. Joyner and biologist Gail Koelin.

Some elements of the event will be an opportunity to connect with nature and one another and to slow down. A multimedia presentation will address the five natures – ecological, emotional, multispecies, social, and spiritual intelligence. There will be both guided and silent nature meditations.

There will be a short hike down to the bay and around the site. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages, snacks, lunches, and binoculars. Coffee and light snacks will be served.

Pictures taken at the retreat could be made into personalized stationery or calendars.

The event is scheduled for June 11 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens.