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Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide; Author, “Wild Walking”

Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a certified nature and forest therapy guide who teaches, lectures, and leads forest bathing walks for many organizations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. She has traveled to Japan to study the health-enhancing practice of shinrin-yoku. Choukas-Bradley is an award-winning author of eight natural history books, including “City of Trees,” which has been in continuous print for over 40 years, and “Resilience—Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis and Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island.” “Wild Walking—A Guide to Forest Bathing Through the Seasons” was published in June of 2024. Choukas-Bradley’s forest bathing walks have been featured on NPR and in National Parks magazine. She leads annual natural history trips to North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park for Smithsonian Associates.

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