“At the end of the day, we come out in nature, not because the science says it does something to us, but because of how it makes us feel.” (Williams 2016).

Dear Reader,

You are holding our nature guidebook in your hands. It is part of the practice-based Bachelor’s Thesis which was composed for Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. In this guidebook, you can find basic information about Finnish nature and climate. The guidebook also tells you how being in natural surroundings can benefit your well-being. Furthermore, the nature guidebook will introduce Green Care and clarify what the term actually means. Finally, several nature attractions and activities around Vaasa region are presented. You can also find list of links in this nature guidebook. There you can find more information about the themes of this guidebook. All the pictures in this guidebook are taken by the writers.

Hopefully you can enjoy this nature guidebook. You are welcome to post your comments and opinions regarding your own nature experiences. In our opinion, Finnish nature is a treasure chest. You can always find and see magnificent sights in natural surroundings. Whether it is a short walk in a nearby park or camping in the woods. It is up to you, but the well-being effects are always the same.

Best regards,

Suvi Syrjäkorpi and Maarit Tuttavainen-Tarsa
Authors of this blog


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