Ecotherapy Program

Services for Students, Staff, & Faculty

The Ecotherapy Program offers place-based, holistic healing practices to Chico State students, staff, and faculty.

Request a Private Event

Want to schedule a private group forest therapy experience, holistic wellness workshop, or stewardship event for your student group, classroom, or department? Fill out an interest form - our staff will reach out to you shortly to schedule your private Forest Therapy Experience!


30-minute “Activity”

Guided sensory and embodiment activity + intro to the science behind Forest Therapy.
Offered: on-campus or virtual

1-1.5 hour “Taster”

Forest Therapy.
Offered: on-campus, CSUC Ecological Reserves, Bidwell Park

2-3 hour “Full” Forest Therapy Experience

Offered: on-campus, CSUC Ecological Reserves, Chico and Paradise Parks locations.

CSU Private Event Interest Form (opens in new window)

Services Offered

Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy

Professionally guided, immersive group experiences in a variety of natural environments.

holistic wellness training

Mind - Body - Nature Wellness Workshop

Psychoeducation on the brain and nervous system, tools for regulation, mindfulness, and resiliency skill-building, and the benefits of nature therapy.

Stewardship & Place-based Education

Stewardship & Place-based Education

Outdoor education combined with conservation and stewardship volunteer opportunities with the CSU, Chico Ecological Reserves.