Healthy Options 2/7/24: Teens to Trails

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Petra Hall
Technical assistance: Joel Mann & Amy Browne

Healthy Options: For Well-being & Being Well

Program Topic:
TEENS TO TRAILS, an organization connecting Maine students to life-changing outdoor experiences.

This month:

What is Teens to Trails and what is their mission?
How does Teens to Trails work with parents, students and schools?
What are the health benefits of being in the outdoors?
How can these outdoor experiences help kids improve their well-being, emotional resilience, and reduce stress & anxiety?
Is there a difference between outdoor education and outdoor recreation?
What are the benefits of outdoor play and how do students respond to their outdoor activities?
What do you see in the kids when they’re part of an outdoor club? How do they interact with their peers?
What do we mean by “unstructured time”, and why is this time so important for all of us?
What impact are personal devices such as phones having on the health of our children- and when they are connecting with the outdoors, what changes may occur?

Guest(s): Alicia Heyburn, Executive Director of Teens to Trails, and Miles Bisher, social studies teacher and outdoor club advisor.


About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.