Our education aims
- To strengthen and support child development.
- To raise awareness of the need for nature connection.
- To build relationships between food and nature.
- To support existing educational systems.
Our vision is to build a living model that works with and connects to all aspects of the natural world. We aim to educate individuals and groups of all ages about the importance of ecology and to help them build a sense of belonging to this world.
Our approach to education is fundamentally experiential. We use stories, games, arts and crafts and a whole range of other practical activities to foster the development of more meaningful relationships with nature, ourselves and each other.
Creative, embodied exercise and play are vital ingredients for healthy childhood development and adult wellbeing. Our workshops and programmes provide opportunities for adults and children alike to play in a fun and safe way, whilst also providing a range of focused activities that are designed to stimulate the senses and engender a deeper experience of being alive.
The need for nature education
An increasing body of research clearly demonstrates the adverse effects of spending less time outdoors – especially for children and teens. The Children and Nature Network have created an extensive library of research about nature education.