Recharge Your Brain in Nature
Special exhibition in Haltia 30.4.2021-31.3.2022
This year, the theme at the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is nature’s impact on our wellbeing.
Studies have shown that nature promotes our wellbeing in many ways; our senses are heightened, blood pressure is reduced, the welfare of our brain is improved, and our immune system gets a boost – in fact, simply breathing in the forest air is beneficial for our health. Therefore, it is always a good idea to enjoy a refreshing visit to nature and also to protect the nature all around us – by protecting nature, we also protect ourselves.
Haltia’s new Recharge your brain in nature exhibition, opened on 1 May 2021, introduces you to the health impacts of nature and inspires you to enjoy these beneficial effects in a more conscious manner. The exhibition provides you with an opportunity to, for example, pick mushrooms, admire your personal mindscape, smell the scents of nature, set out on an actual nature trail and, through all of this, understand how comprehensively nature actually nurtures us.
While exploring the Recharge your brain in nature exhibition, you get to use all your senses to observe how nature affects us humans, even if we have grown up in an urban environment. In addition to information, the exhibition also offers tips and inspiration on how each of us can, for example, activate our senses in nature in a more conscious manner.
After completing the exhibition tour, you can set out directly from Haltia’s front door to the nearby Maahisenkierros nature trail (2 km) to reflect on the exhibition and think about the information and tips you have received. The nature trail (opens summer 2021) runs in the magnificent lake uplands of Nuuksio, in the midst of the beautiful, rocky old forests. The trail is accessible and thus also suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. The most impressive part of the trail is an accessible lookout deck with breath-taking views over Lake Pitkäjärvi and the rolling forests of Nuuksio.
Nature has a positive impact on us all, and you do not have to be physically fit to enjoy its effects – just spend some time in nature. You can apply what you have learned in the exhibition to all your future nature excursions – take a brochure with you from Haltia or download it from our website, and you will be able to come back to these topics whenever you like.