a) “Doctor Forest” – highly important for Forest pedagogics! Especially topics like sports, recreation or health (human health, healthy way of living) are directly addressing many people´s personal needs, wishes, expectations, questions or sorrows. The topic “Forests and human health” is very well suitable to show correlations between these personal demands and the functions and services sustainable forest management (SFM) offers society. To communicate about this complex context, Forestpedagogy can give a lot of offers and stimulations simplifying or illustrating facts and knowledge concerning positive impacts of forests on human health. So “Doctor Forest” has also a high relevance for the dialogue of the forest sector with society: Looking at more and more different opinions, interests and expectations on forests and how they should be managed, the forest sector should focus more intensively on those benefits of forests which are not mainly concerning the support with renewable resources. Beneath the recreational and protection services of forests actually the impacts of forests on human health are getting worldwide more and more important – in the public perception as well as in dialogue with society. Studies show, that people have a strong emotional relationship with forests. Forests, timber and SFM are perceived positively, but for many people forestry still has quite negative images. Sometimes forestry is seen as a threat for forests. So actors with other forest-related-interests, for example the protection of nature in non-managed-forests, are reaching more public awareness with their messages. And so the forester sometimes appears as the “bad guy” in the public dialogue and not as the “friend or helper of forests”. In his opening speech at the 125th IUFRO anniversary Congress in Freiburg 2017 Göran Persson the former Prime Minister of Sweden underlined that “we need to find compelling narratives about how to use our forests!” The impacts of forests on human health and the management-measures foresters are serving to guarantee these benefits are – of course – such a compelling narrative! “Doctor forest” is able to show the forester as an authentic and competent helper of forests. Therefore the personal contact within Forestpedagogy – activities is the most impressing and convincing method. With regard to the demographic change, and the fact that the cities are growing rapidly “Doctor forest” is even more urgently needed: So, the World Health Organization WHO demands in the “Parma Commitment for urban green spaces”, that “… We aim to provide each child by 2020 with access to healthy and safe environments … and to green spaces in which to play and undertake physical activity”. (WHO, 2016) b) Subjects and objectives of the Workshop: A lot of Forestpedagogy activities (games, demonstrations, field-research-activities and other Forestpedagogy-practices) are well suitabale to show the importance of forests for human health. But it is of course necessary, that the forestpedagog is able to explain this context, the activities should be moderated or adapted to the “Forest and human health” – topic. For this, the workshop will show some examples for activities and their adaption to the topic, structured into the areas: “motion”, “forest functions”, “food and medicine”, “sensory experiences”, “meditative experiences” and “creatively doing”. The participants will experience, that Forest-pedagogy-activities … – .. motivating the people to move, run or catch each other, – .. dealing with the functions and services of forests – .. like making your own salve or ethereal-needle-oil – .. addressing to the senses of hearing, smelling, tasting or feeling – .. trying to change the perspective of viewing or perception. – .. focusing on creative action, drawing or designing with material from nature can easily focus on and can illustrate positive impacts of forests on human health.