Navigating Nature to Support Well-being

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Welcome to Nature Rx at the University of Michigan

We believe nature can heal. After just 10 minutes in nature, stress decreases, and people report noticeable improvements in their focus, mood, and energy levels. We acknowledge that definitions of nature vary, and that many factors affect how individuals experience nature, such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, culture, and childhood experience. This site will help you navigate U-M to find a way that nature speaks to you. Please share the mission of Navigating Nature to Support Well-being!


Nature Rx will help you to find quiet places of relaxation at U-M & Ann Arbor, spend time outdoors in nature, find green time and not screen time, and of course, think green and go blue!


Land Acknowledgement


The University of Michigan is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people. In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadami Nations made the largest single land transfer to the University of Michigan. This was offered ceremonially as a gift through the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. Through these words of acknowledgment, their contemporary and ancestral ties to the land and their contributions to the University are renewed and reaffirmed.

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Please get involved by checking out our News & Events page! It feels good to be outside and Nature Rx offers many ways to be in nature.