Nature Connections Festival: Schools and Colleges Day

A two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world

Event date: Friday, 9 September 2016 at 9.30 AM


Friday 9 September 2016


9.30am - 4pm


Strugess Field, Markeaton Street, Derby DE22 3AW

About the event:

Schools and Colleges only and all places must be booked in advance using the online form below.

Saturday 10 September is open to the general public and no booking is required.

Nature Connections Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world. One of the first festivals to combine nature with art, history, health, wellbeing and science. Nature Connections promises to be a fantastic event that the whole family will enjoy.

This fun and friendly festival now in its second year will take place in the picturesque landscape of University of Derby on 9th and 10th September 2016. Hosted by TV presenter, famed naturalist and photographer, Chris Packham, with live music, films, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions and nature talks to inspire you to get closer to the nature that is all around us. Free admission!

Nature Connections Festival supports the aims of the University of Derby to promote community engagement and education for schools, colleges and business, through a shared passion for learning about nature, green technology, recycling and upcycling through creative arts and creative ecologies.


Auditorium 4
The Age of Stupid (includes 15 min live Q&A with director, Franny Armstrong) Suggested age range 13+
Auditorium 4
Can you Dig This? Suggested age range 13+
Project Wildthing Suggested age range 5+12 years



Booking is essential. Please complete the form below. For more information please contact Bev Reardon on 01332 593249 or email

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