Category Archives: Nature Connection Series

When We Find Comfort in Nature – A Class Story

Blog by Tamara Johnston and Trudi Bennett The Children in Nature Network (started by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods) is celebrating 15 years of the children in nature movement. Richard Louv introduced the world to the term Nature-Deficit Disorder. “Nature-deficit disorder describes the human cost of alienation from nature, among them;…

Nature Connection Series # 4 – Sneaky Teaching

“You don’t realise you are learning until the end of the session” Connection to nature (the feeling of being part of nature), not only contributes to the development of our physical and mental health, but it is vital in developing a community that lives with active principles of sustainability. Providing young people with opportunities to…

Nature Connection Series # 3 – Core Routines

“The ultimate outcome for this entire series is for the kids to learn confidence in themselves”. Spending time outdoors is incredibly valuable. It contributes to both our physical and mental wellbeing, promoting activity whilst providing a sense of connection and belonging. Developing safety and security in outdoor settings provides children with skills to help regulate…