Creating Nature Connections within City Landscapes – Workshop Program for Adults

The Connective’s Nature Connection Workshop Program This workshop program introduces the concept of nature connection and its links with the local natural environment, people’s health, wellbeing and impacts on personal productivity. Workshop participants are provided with the opportunity to learn techniques to enable on going nature connection practices.  The three hour program is held [...]


Connecting Nature Connection Activities in Australia (Report)

Connecting Nature Connection Activities in Australia Connecting people with nature to foster enduring environmentally-sensitive behaviour has become a recent focus of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), through its global #NatureForAll movement that strives to connect people with nature, especially those who may not otherwise do so. The purpose of this research [...]


Biophilic Design Initiative Launch (Australia)

Biophilic Design Initiative Launch The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) has launched the Biophilic Design Initiative to provide education and knowledge sharing opportunities, to inspire built environment professionals, and reconnect everyone with nature to improve our daily lives. BIOPHILIC DESIGN is the practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. [...]


Audio: shinrin yoku – forest nature therapy

Forest Bathing With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, this restorative wellness practice involves a series of guided invitations to help relax, slow down, become present and make contact with nature (no actual bathing involved). Forest bathing originated in Japan, where it is called ‘shinrin yoku’, which literally translates as taking [...]


Aboriginal meditation is being used to heal minds in the modern world

Miriam Rose Baumann thinks Australians could learn from the world's oldest culture to help with mental health. By learning Dadirri… As a former school principal and Order of Australia recipient, Ms Baumann is now teaching Australians about her culture and the spirituality that guides it. Ms Baumann calls the Aboriginal meditative practice 'Dadirri', a [...]


What is nature connection and why do we need it?

Nature is one of our most valuable assets. Daily experiences within naturally rich environments can transform the way we learn, grow and live. By choosing learning and living environments that weave in opportunities to experience nature and the great outdoors, we can develop connections with nature that support a wonderful array of social and environmental benefits. [...]


Cultural calendars – helping to teach communities what the land needs

So often we look at nature through the lens of an individual species, an ecological community or a specific land management challenge such as weed control. In doing so, we may miss the opportunity to see the bigger picture that may cloud our view on what the land needs. Cultural calendars present an engaging [...]


Brochure: Save the Coastal Emu

The decline of the Coastal Emu population has been large and rapid with large areas of prime emu habitat suffering local extinctions. The Coastal Emu Alliance, along with key stakeholders, landholders and the broader community are ready and willing to take action. This brochure provides a quick overview of actions that have been undertaken [...]