The Nature Connections Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world that will take place in Summer 2017. Now in its third 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
Nature Connections Conference 2017
The University of Derby are hosting the Nature Connections Conference in June 2017, for more information visit the Conference website. The day will provide a forum for sharing and learning from the latest research and practice in nature connection.
Previous Nature Connections Conference
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.