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Rice Creek Field Station, Campus Recreation and Fitness, and the Counseling Services Center are teaming up to offer students an afternoon of recreation and relaxation in nature. 


Whether you prefer sitting in a hammock, going for a paddle, taking a yoga class, or getting creative, there is something for everyone. Although this is a free, drop-in program, students who sign up with their name and email will be entered to win one of several awesome prize packages!


The lineup of scheduled and drop-in activities includes:



  • Kayaking/canoeing on Rice Pond
  • Outdoor yoga at 1:30 and 2:30 pm
  • Harvest & cook with fresh herbs and produce
  • Guided Tree Hugging Meditations
  • Self-guided nature walks
  • Nature-inspired art: rock painting & watercolor
  • Drum circle at 1 and 2 pm
  • Chill in a hammock
  • Lawn Games
  • Free snacks


Getting to Rice Creek

Students can access Rice Creek Field Station via an 11-minute ride on the Green Shuttle, which leaves the Marano Campus Center bus loop on the half-hour (see schedule). See how easy it is with our video! Alternatively, students can walk, bike, or drive to Rice Creek, which is located about 1.5 miles south of campus at 193 Thompson Road.


Students with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kristen Haynes at at least 24 hours before the event. All other questions should be directed to Additional information about Rice Creek is available at


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