Re-Wilding our Schools: Connecting Children with Nature


The illustrated talk will focus on why teaching children about conservation and sustainability should lie at the heart of the curriculum. One of the principal benefits of engaging with nature is that it offers a means to improve well-being by improving connectedness with the world around them. By appreciating biodiversity and conservation issues and through the re-wilding of schools and thereby enhancing the reflection and tranquility afforded through nature, the session will look at offering a different approach to mental health and well-being.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.