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19thJanuary 2022

Education as if people and planet matter – the wasp lesson

19.01.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Read this thought provoking and winning essay written by a secondary school teacher from Leeds, in Resurgence & Ecologist online. The Wasp Lesson addresses how and what we teach, and the value of establishing a connection with nature in children and young people. This was shared by the Forest School [...]

22ndDecember 2021

Give all kids a nature-filled future – a call from Richard Louv

22.12.21|Categories: Miscellaneous, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

In the last Children & Nature Network issue of the year, co-founder and renowned author Richard Louv reports on a growing mental health crisis in America, brought on by the pandemic and the impacts of global climate change. This includes the rise of eco-anxiety among young people. He also highlights the [...]

21stDecember 2021

Funding for youth projects

21.12.21|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , , , , |

A new fund worth £15,000 has been established to support projects that promote young people’s connection to nature and community, and inspire environmental awareness to address biodiversity loss and climate change. The Cairngorms Youth Local Action Group (Youth LAG), a sub group of the Cairngorms Trust, is responsible for the [...]

1stDecember 2021

Biophilic design and nature connection

01.12.21|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

This Finding Nature post Combining Nature Connectedness and Biophilic Design (30 November 2021), explores how the pathways to nature connectedness can be integrated with the original Biophilic Design principles. This can support more meaningful and emotional engagement with nature. These principles can be brought into the education sphere - for example, [...]

18thNovember 2021

Have a go at nature journaling

18.11.21|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Grow Wild invite you to get creative and connect to nature in their free, online nature journaling workshop, Weds 24th November at 5:30pm. You don't need any previous experience or artistic talent to get involved! If you are an educator, why not share these skills with the children you work [...]