For the first time, more than half of the world’s population live in cities. For the vast majority of human history our environment has been predominantly natural, but now it is urban and increasingly virtual. It seems we are disconnecting from nature and in the process, losing a fundamental source of our wellbeing. Our connection to nature is an essential element of our humanity and so as we spend more and more of our lives interacting with technology, we must ask what nature means, why we need it, and how reclaiming our place in the natural world might help us be more fully human.
Connecting with nature requires more than simply getting a little fresh air or an armchair understanding. There may be personal and daunting barriers to overcome, mindsets to rethink, and relationships to include. This workshop will introduce core routines of nature connection – practices that fast track connection – even in the city.
Expect a hands-on workshop experience, weaving together the latest in nature connection science and theory, traditional skills such as fire-by-friction, bird language, sensory awakening, and natural fibre string making.