Wellness WednesdaysWellness Wednesdays in Franklin Park is a collaboration between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Total Health and Wellness, Center for Integrative Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Every Wednesday, May through September, the public is invited to attend a walk led by an expert who will discuss different topics related to nature and health. Participants can meet at the doors of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. A sign will be posted with the day’s planned route.. This is a free program and there’s no need to register. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your own water.  

Participants of all mobilities are encouraged to attend--we'll do our best to make any accommodations needed.






  • Sept. 8, noon: Bird Watching with Conservatory Educator Jeannie Wycinski. Bring your own binoculars if you have them!
  • Sept. 15: Topic TBD
  • Sept. 22: Food is Medicine – Join us to learn about foods that are packed with powerful nutrients for healing and health, and how you can easily add them to your meals and snacks! This discussion will be led by Mary Mosquera, RD, LD. 
  • Sept. 29, 5 p.m.: Yoga Basics – Susan Cunningham, RN, BSN, RYT-500 is a nurse and a lighthearted yoga teacher with special training in therapeutic yoga. Bring your questions and curiosity! We’ll start with simple practices that will be accessible to all, including movement and breathing practices that can enhance our experience of the park. 
  • Oct. 6, noon: Evidence-Based Practice – Dr. Inga Zadvinskis, Assistant Director of the Community Core at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, will lead a discussion about evidence-based practice and why health evidence is for everyone. 

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Yoga Basics - Susan Cunningham, BSN 


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