For the first-ever Wellness Day -- Wednesday, Feb. 24 -- Rice Creek Field Station will offer many “natural” attractions and events for the campus community, many also providing opportunities to enjoy the outdoor fresh air. 

Special programs will include:

  • Nature Writing Workshop led by naturalist Linda Knowles, 11 a.m.
  • Self-guided snowshoeing (ongoing), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Peaceful Watercolor Painting (ongoing), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visit a Snow Cave, featuring optional meditation (ongoing), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Build a Snow Sculpture (ongoing), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Midwinter Mindful Meander on Snowshoe, 1:15 and 2:15 pm
  • An Owl Prowl to look and listen for these majestic birds, starting at 7 p.m.

Some of the above take place as part of a partnership with Counseling Services.

Mask wearing, proper distancing and being up-to-date on COVID testing are all required for participation. Participants also should dress appropriately for conditions.

For more information, or to register for events requiring sign-up, visit Rice Creek’s Wellness Day registration page.

Rice Creek Field Station is located on Thompson Road and available by the Centro bus Green Route or via car.

Rice Creek’s five miles of hiking trails are open daily dawn until dusk. 

Located on nearly 400 acres of mixed terrain accessible from Thompson Road, Rice Creek Field Station has served as a living and working laboratory and educational facility for more than 50 years. For more information, visit the Rice Creek Field Station website or call 315-312-6677.

For more information on what’s happening on Wellness Day, visit the day’s calendar listings.