Here are links to a selection of useful websites and publications to help with ideas to increase nature connection and reading for interest. Let me know if you’d like to see a section on a particular topic – I’ll add more over time.
Useful resources for teachers and parents
Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Birds (RSPB)
RSPB give nature a home in your garden
Here’s their YouTube channel for great videos on activities to help wildlife find a home near you (compassion pathway to nature connection!):
For inclusive and sensory design, using nature and the outdoors for the health and wellbeing for people living with disability and health issues, their families and carers.
For creative activities involving the senses and using the outdoors and nature.
The Wildlife Trusts
For places, activities and information on nature and wildlife in the UK. They also run the annual nature connection scheme 30 Days Wild (check it out and take part, it’s great and proven to work!):
Their pages for nature, health, and wellbeing:
David Suzuki Foundation
Canadian research, education and analysis organisation working to conserve and protect the environment.
They have some great teachers resources for connecting children to nature:
Selected scientific papers/reports on the benefits of nature and nature connection