Nature Connections 2016 Conference

Here is an invitation to all our followers from the University of Derby and partners, looks like it will be a fantastic event! (Please note that this event is not linked to the Natural Connections Demonstration Project despite the similar name. ) #NCx2016

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Book by 6th June to be sure of a place…

The first Nature Connections conference last year was a great success and Nature Connections 2016, the second International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Getting Connected to Nature, will take place at the University of Derby, Wednesday 15 June 2016.

Nature Connections 2016 Draft Programme

The programme for the day provides a forum for sharing and learning from the latest research and practice in nature connection both in the UK and internationally. Evidence and perspectives will be given on:

  • the benefits of a connection with nature
  • getting connected to nature – engaging people
  • measuring connection to nature

The event will be used to help develop a common understanding of the role of nature connection, particularly in relation to well-being and pro-environmental behaviour; and a conference report will capture emerging priorities and any implications for developing a more strategic approach to practice and research in this area.

Keynote speakers include Tony Juniper, campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and leading British environmentalist; and Ben Wheeler, Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter. The award-winning poet and arts advocate Jo Bell, former Canal Laureate for the UK, will be our poet in residence.

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