Nature Connections 2017 – Call for Papers

Have posted here before about “forest bathing” – which I do find a somewhat clunky term. This conference sounds very interesting and perhaps a chance to explore the theme more.

Finding Nature

The Nature Connections conferences are now into their third year and this years event takes place at the University of Derby, Tuesday 27 June 2017. The headline theme this year is, ‘Beyond Contact with Nature to Connection’.

Once again the day is about bringing together people from research and practitioner communities and beyond. The day will provide a forum for sharing and learning from the latest research and practice around the topic of nature connection. The conference will be focussed around the core themes of moving beyond contact with nature to connection; nature connection outcomes across the lifespan; enabling nature connection; and linking nature connection research and practice. Keynote speakers planned include Natural England Chief Executive, James Cross and the award-winning author, naturalist and environmental tutor, Mark Cocker.

The call for papers (PDF) has just been announced and submissions are invited around the core themes of the conference:

  • Nature connection outcomes across the lifespan
  • Enabling nature connection
  • Linking nature connection…

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