Aromatic Adventure

Join us on an aromatic walk, a guided journey through nature led by your nose and sense of smell, as we explore a wide range of local plants and essential oils. Learn how to navigate the world based on how it smells, learn the science of the aromas of soil and test the limits of your sense of smell. Have you ever strolled through a forest and realized that the scents you were inhaling were just as impactful as the sights around you? The fragrant aroma of pine needles or the fleeting scent of a delicate rose can transport you back to cherished childhood memories. Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of our brain responsible for processing emotions and memories. Interestingly, we have over 1,000 different types of smell receptors, compared to only four types of receptors for touch and four types of light sensors.