At Zephyr, we seek out opportunities to connect with nature and leave our day-to-day stressors behind – in fact, as an adventure travel business, it’s one of the main reasons our company was even created. Though we love the activities of hiking, biking, paddling, and skating, what we enjoy most is that we get to do those things in the great outdoors.
Just spending time in nature has so many health benefits including reducing stress, improving cognitive brain function, and even helping you sleep better. That’s why so many of our travelers end up feeling invigorated and refreshed after one of our adventures!
Because we are such passionate nature lovers, we are also environmental advocates and are concerned about the impacts of climate change. Our friends, Mary M Clare, a social-cultural psychologist, and Gary Ferguson, longtime science writer, (and who both recently joined us on our Yellowstone Wolf Adventure) have written a new book, Full Ecology, that teaches you how to confront the climate crisis without losing heart. True change, they argue, begins with us stopping and questioning assumptions about our place in the world. From this process of reflection, they offer us an alternative blueprint for acting in ecologically healthy ways, and for inspiring others to do the same.
This Earth Day, April 22, 4 pm PT, we’d like to invite you to join Mary and Gary on a virtual adventure into America’s Wild to uncover the brilliance and promise of our place in the world.
Practical and poetic, scientific and spiritual, this cross-geographical adventure offers a chance to stop, reflect, and re-energize our connections to human nature and rediscover the guiding lights that rest in our relationships.
The event will be introduced by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, and well-known advocate for ending the death penalty, who shares Full Ecology’s interest in returning humans to our deep kinship with nature. A Live Q&A with Sister Helen and the authors will follow the event.
Walk in the Wild: Reclaiming Human Nature
Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:00pm PT