Outdoors & Aquatics

Nature Rx

What is Nature Rx?

The campus-wide Nature Rx initiative is a collaboration between numerous clubs and departments at USF. Collaborators have a shared interest in the ways in which the natural spaces on our campus and around Tampa Bay can positively impact the mental health and well-being of USF students, faculty, and staff!

Adventure locations map

Check out our interactive Adventure Map, featuring locations all across Florida and North America!

Nature Rx Programs – Spring 2023 

Mindfulness Hikes

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. 

We take monthly walks to various campus green spaces, learning mindfulness activities and from USF faculty about the benefits of nature on mental health and well-being. 

Dates: January 19 (5pm), February 9 (5pm), April 13 (6pm) 

Meeting Location: MLK Fountain near the Marshall Student Center

Register Here: TBA


  • The Nature Fix - Florence Williams
  • Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer