Nature Connections 2015

Matthew Oates Keynote speaker Matthew Oates Author, broadcaster and National Trust specialist on nature

Event date: Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 9.00 AM

"An interdisciplinary conference to examine routes to nature connectedness"

Hosted by: College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby

Location: Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

Time: 9am registration for 9.30am start. Conference talks close at 4pm, followed by a short walk to a reception at Derby Museum's new Nature Gallery.

Keynote speakers:

  • Matthew Oates, Author, broadcaster and the National Trust’s specialist on nature
  • Mark Sears, Director of The Wild Network

Draft speakers and sessions now available, download PDF - NC 2015 Draft Schedule

Owing to the state of nature and the benefits to human wellbeing there is a growing interest in our connection to nature. As these benefits become more apparent the timing is right for a focused event to bring together practitioners, researchers and beyond to consider routes to nature connection. Come and join us for Nature Connections 2015 to discuss:

  • Understanding Nature Connection
  • Getting Connected to Nature
  • Framing Nature
  • Creative Nature Connection
  • Nature Connection and Wellbeing
  • Nature as a Therapeutic Space
  • Mindfulness and Nature Connection