I Thrive Naturally

During the fall 2023 semester, I Thrive Naturally unfolded as a two-week initiative organized by NatureRx at UConn to boost scientific understanding of the benefits of spending time outside and to promote the many ways to engage with nature on the UConn Campus at Storrs. Whatever your comfort level or prior interest in the outdoors, I Thrive Naturally offered events, opportunities and inspiration designed to open your eyes to the ways that engaging with Nature will help you be healthier, happier and more attentive you.

Share your photos of you naturally thriving!

And see all the photos and reflections submitted here!

Share photos of yourself participating in any of the listed events below, OR of you engaged with nature on your own terms in a way that is comfortable for you.  Each submission will automatically enter you into a drawing for the I Thrive Naturally gift bag of the week.

You can submit a photo by sharing your photos on your public-facing Instagram, tagging @uconnnaturerx and including #uconnthrivenaturally or via this formPhotos and descriptions submitted via this form were posted on this website, so if you are not comfortable putting up a picture of yourself, then submit a picture of the nature you are near. 

Photo Submission

Submit your photos here

Resources and Organizations

Find resources and participating organizations

Events Schedule

Find the schedule of events

What to do if you are on your own:

Sometimes we just want to relax outside on this beautiful campus alone or with a friend. There are a variety of opportunities and places outside of 'I Thrive Naturally' to enjoy the nature in and around UConn. Check out the buttons below for more information!

Shadbush in spring

Quiet Places

Find quiet places near campus for comfort

Inspiration & Information

Find your inspiration to commune with nature

I Thrive Naturally Scheduled Event Resource Map

  • See the legend. Click the icon next to the title "I Thrive Naturally." This toggles the map's legend to appear.

    Full screen. To view the map in full screen mode, click the "four corners" icon in the upper-right-hand corner of the map. (Once in full screen mode you can click on the plus and minus icons located in the lower-left-hand corner of the map.)

    Detail view. To get more information about a specific location, click on the legend name.