NATURE-BASED THERAPEUTICS
Classes, Programs & Events

It's nature's way of healing. Nature Based Therapeutics are professionally facilitated interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes to bring about measurable outcomes in human health and well-being. It is nature's way of healing all people in physical, social, emotional and cognitive ways.
Learn and experience more at one of these programs. 

NATURE-BASED THERAPEUTICS
CLASSES, PROGRAMS & EVENTS 


 dog treats

No Bones About It: Make & Take Dog Treats For Your Canine Friends (850-05-21-16)
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Sorry, this class has been cancelled 
due to the instructor's unforseen health circumstances. 
Thank you for your understanding.
$39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, three sets of dog treats, all ingredients and treat baggies. (All participants must register, regardless of age)
 

 dog's life

It's a Dog's Life: How to Understand Life from a Dog's Perspective (850-06-18-16)
Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Sorry, this class has been cancelled 
due to the instructor's unforseen health circumstances. 
Thank you for your understanding.
$24 member/$36 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, materials (All participants must register, regardless of age.)
 

 Canine Art

The Art of Being a Dog: Learn About Dogs in Art and Create Canine Art! (850-07-16-16)
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Sorry, this class has been cancelled 
due to the instructor's unforseen health circumstances. 
Thank you for your understanding.
$34 member/$46 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and art supplies (All participants must register, regardless of age.)
 

 AAI

Introduction to Therapy Animal Teams & Animal Assisted Interactions: How Dogs Help us Heal and How You can Help (850-08-20-16)
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Level: Adults or teenagers 16+

The Arboretum's new Dog Commons was designed for the Nature-Based Therapeutics program to celebrate the healing bond between humans and animals. You may be lucky to be able to experience that wonderful bond in your own home with your own animals. This session will provide information about the human-animal bond and how that precious relationship can help assist humans physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. You will also learn how you could become a therapy animal team to help others of all abilities. This class will focus on dogs and what characteristics make a great therapy team - hint, in addition to the training, registration, practice, temperament and age of the dog, it's also teaching the human best practices on how to interact with their therapy partner! If your dog is well behaved and comfortable in a classroom environment, you are welcome to bring him/her to this session (dog admission is free) to discuss any questions and get feedback on the next steps for you to become a therapy team. Participants are invited to walk their dogs at the Arboretum's new Dog Commons after class.
NOTE: If your dog will be attending, they must on a 6-foot (or shorter) leash and under control of owner at all times. Bring poop bags for your own dog. Maximum one dog per person.
Limit 20 individuals or duos, Learning Center

register INDIVIDUAL: $24 member/$36 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, handouts (dog admission is free)
DUO: $38 member/$58 non-member, includes class registration + Arboretum admission for 2 people and up to 2 dogs, handouts (dog admission is free)
 

View past Nature-Based Therapeutics Events

 


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. You can also view the Spring/Summer 2015 Classes Catalog  to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.