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Rice Creek Field Station, Campus Recreation, and the Counseling Services Center are teaming up to offer students a day of recreation and relaxation in nature at the event Relax, Refuel, Return to Nature at Rice Creek. The free event runs from 11 am to 4 pm on Thursday, September 16, a day of no classes due to Yom Kippur.


Whether you prefer sitting in a hammock, going for a paddle, playing lawn games, or going for a walk in the forest, there is something for everyone! The lineup of scheduled and drop-in activities includes:


All-day activities:

  • Lawn games
  • Kayaking/canoeing on Rice Pond
  • SeedShare seed planting with the Sustainability Office (until 3 pm)
  • Chill in a hammock
  • Sidewalk chalk painting
  • Nature Mandala creation
  • Scavenger Hunt along the Green Trail
  • Exploring a labyrinth
  • Rock painting
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Giveaway prizes


Special Programs:


Getting to Rice Creek

Students can access Rice Creek Field Station via the Green Shuttle, which leaves Marano Campus Center on the half hour (schedule). Alternatively, students can walk, bike, or drive to Rice Creek, which is located about 1 mile south of campus at 193 Thompson Road.


Questions should be directed to or Additional information about Rice Creek is available at


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  • Samantha Karlsson
  • Ariel Roe
  • Nadrata Abdul-salam

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