The Nature Connections Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world that will take place in September 2016. Now in its second year, it is one of the first festivals to combine nature with art, history, health, wellbeing and science. Find out more by visiting the Nature Connections website.
In June 2016 the College of Life and Natural Sciences ran a Nature Connections conference involving representatives from the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, National Trust and Historic England. The conference aimed to help professionals and researchers to develop a common understanding of the role of nature connection, for example in well-being and pro-environmental behaviour.
The University also runs a Nature Connectedness Research Group that aims to understand people’s connection to nature and create everyday interventions in order to improve connectedness; bringing about the associated benefits in well-being and conservation behaviour.