A Global Movement To Inspire Love Of Nature
NEW! Connecting with Nature to Care for Ourselves and the Earth
Our community is growing the important work being undertaken to connect people with nature. Rather than providing a “one size fits all” solution, we aim to foster enabling environments to reduce barriers and connect people with nature in different regions, contexts and realities.
Providing childhood experiences in nature is good for children and our organisation. We believe that parents want their children to get out into nature more often to balance the screen time that is omnipresent in their lives. We are responding to this demand and in doing so, our children and parents are happy.
Ocean Bridge connects Canadian youth from coast-to-coast-to-coast empowering them to make a difference towards ocean conservation. Each year 40, youth (ages 18-30) form a national team engaged in co-creating and delivering service projects in their home communities. They also partake in two immersive expeditions addressing Ocean Health and Ocean Literacy in Canada.
‘The Shape of Water’, quite symbolically the title of the movie I watched on route to Brasilia for the 8th World Water Forum, reminded me (much like the Avatar movie) about the mystery, strength and silence of nature…and the need for people to speak up for it, so as to protect and preserve it.
Meeting artist Emma Barr was completely serendipitous and we were utterly amazed by her ability to pinpoint emotions, to speak of touching and inspiring topics and to eloquently express herself. In addition to being an extremely renowned mixed-media artist and painter in Whitehorse, she mentors youth through difficult periods in their lives and inspires them to trust in their artistic abilities.
It all started when I visited my grandmother in 2016 in Mbooni, Makueni County, Kenya.
Chelsey has a beautiful perspective on nature. Where one sees pine needles, cones, and branches, Chelsey sees art. She leaves her artistic signature all over Westwood Hills Nature Center, St Louis Park, Minnesota, for all to enjoy. Here is a day in her life.
Everyone should have a chance to realize that they love the outdoors. Unfortunately, not every community has the same access to the outdoors, and as a result these communities miss out on the opportunity to develop a love for nature. Here are four Community Nature Connection youth who are tackling this issue.
Imagine taking a photo of an unknown organism, posting it online and immediately having it identified by expert naturalists from around the world. iNaturalist is an online service that allows you to do just that.
Community Nature Connection highlights African American women and men that have and continue to make an impact in the environmental movement. #OutdoorEquity
The trouble with following a story about people and nature is that often peoples’ schedules don’t match the cycles of nature and the weather - and so (without a big budget) you have to make a guess as to what is the most important thing for your story and then just run with your decision, in the sheer belief that you can find a way to somehow make it work.
Chasing the fantasy-tale of a Moana-like mermaid legend in the heart of Palau.
Hi everyone! My name is Da Chen and I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto Scarborough. I have worked for Parks Canada over the last 4 summers in various positions and was part of the 2017-2018 Parks Canada Northern Engagement Team. I was also the former Parks Canada campus club leader at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I have a deep appreciation and love for the Canadian outdoor and would love to have more people learning and protecting these amazing places.
The interactive educational tool developed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service combines nature and technology to help teachers deliver exciting lessons in and out of the classroom.
Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS), aCommunity Based organization from Bangladesh celebrates the International Day for Disaster Reduction.
Amis de l’Afrique Francophone- Bénin (AMAF-BENIN) celebrates World Otter Day on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in Sô-Ava on Lake Nokoué.
Right now, on the sun-kissed Mediterranean coast of Italy, the Prince Enric's team is making the final touches to its scientific ship called the Yersin. Then, next month, when the boat leaves Monaco’s harbour, it will mark the moment of a new era of ocean discovery and conservation - even if the world doesn’t know it yet.
He may live behind the walls of a magnificent palace, and in a country surrounded by the constructions of luxurious marinas, super yachts, fine villas; however, the Prince, himself, sees that none of this matters, if we do not look after the most precious thing of all - our planet.
The Salzburg Global program The Child in the City: Health, Parks and Play is part of the multi-year Parks for the Planet Forum, a series held in partnership with the IUCN and Huffington Foundation.
Yesterday, we were present for Celebrity TV star and environmental activist, Adrian Grenier’s inaugural speech inside the halls of the United Nations as the new Environment Goodwill Ambassador.
#NatureForAll's newest partner, the storytelling project “Lost and Found”, works to bring to life the inspirational stories of those species that were thought extinct for at least a human generation but where subsequently rediscovered. Their goal is to change the conversations around conservation, away from doom and gloom, and towards more a positive message.
Read this chilling tale, by filmmaker Danielle Ryan, who whisks us on an epic adventure to the Antarctic in search of the elusive humpback whale.
This immersive event combines NASA satellite imagery, time-lapse nature photography, cultural heritage footage, and live performances of music and dance to form an unprecedented and powerful exploration of the beauty and interconnectedness of all things on Earth.
In its 20th year, the Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards features art created by children around the world to celebrate peace. This year, the have chosen to partner with #NatureForAll to commemorate nature.
AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities to Coastlines will facilitate personal connections between youth and marine life, emphasising that all of our waterways are connected.
More than 200 key stakeholders participated in the Inspiring a New Generation (ING): A North American Summit, held November 6-8, 2015, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
ORGANIZATION EARTH founder Constantinos Machairas celebrates winning the #NatureForAll Greenhouse after presenting his work to a judging panel including members from The Canadian Parks Council, Google Earth Outreach, Habitat the Game, Conservamos Por Naturaleza, Citizen Wolf, and Pew Charitable Trusts.
In honour of the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Alison Sudol’s role as Queenie, hundreds of individuals and organizations joined #NatureForAll in celebrating incredible creatures everywhere!
The #NatureForAll launch at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress brought together like-minded conservationists from around the world.
As individual organizations we know how to adapt good practices; we know how to measure impact; we know how to inspire and communicate. Now we need to share our successes, collaborate, and amplify our reach to engage new audiences to connect with and fall in love with nature.
BioBlitz Canada 150 was a national “citizen science” project that featured Canadians of all ages working alongside scientists and conservation experts to connect with nature while utilizing technology (the iNaturalist Canada app) in a national inventory of Canadian wildlife we call “Canada’s nature selfie!”
We want to engage Canadians of all ages and backgrounds in caring for our country’s species and natural habitats through hands-on volunteering.
This unique partnership between New Zealand Government and Toyota NZ was formed to inspire fun in nature by keeping children connected with Nature. Read about the adventures they have had connecting children and their families with nature
BELLA GAIA communicates- without words- the BEAUTY of the planet both natural and cultural (BELLA) - and the INTERCONNECTEDNESS of all things (including all people) on Earth (GAIA) to illuminate the relationship between civilization and nature and our effects on the biosphere.
The WildRoots Batwatch story is about connecting the youth to Bats, less-known yet important flying mammals, through engaging activities that generate awareness and strong learning outcomes.