In this case, it was the creation of the first Nature Connections Festival, held at the University of Derby during September 2015.
A discussion over coffee around an academic based ‘Nature Connected’ conference planned for Spring 2015, evolved into an ‘Imagineering’ session where ideas around research, practical workshops, arts, music, crafts and other more diverse activities such as dowsing, began to shape into a unique programme and became our first ‘Nature Connections Festival’.
The festival had one aim: To introduce people from all age groups, backgrounds and abilities to the many different ways in which they could connect with nature.
Because it makes you feel better!
Spending just 20 minutes outside every day can boost energy levels and relieve depression. In fact there’s even an official term for how nature can help us feel better! Read more about ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130628-richard-louv-nature-deficit-disorder-health-environment/