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Shovel–ready Nature–based Solutions in the UK Overseas Territories

Wednesday 16th September
Online
See website for details

The future for agricultural land use – productivity, environmental sustainability, and innovation

Thursday 17th September
Online
See website for details

Embedding the natural capital approach in planning and development

Thursday 17th September
Online
See website for details

Culture Night 2020 – Discover The Irish Architectural Archive

Friday 18th September
Online
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Financing place–based climate action – how to deliver a green and just recovery from COVID–19?

Friday 18th September
Online
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RSPB Woodlands for Climate and Nature

Tuesday 22nd September
Online
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Next steps for reducing food waste and plastic packaging – innovation and latest initiatives, responsibility and accountability, and priorities for policy

Tuesday 22nd September
Online
See website for details

Marine Energy in Northern Ireland: Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday 23rd September
Online
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Healthy People on a Healthy Planet

Thursday 24th September
Online
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How to live sustainably – one object at a time with Dr Tara Shine

Wednesday 30th September
Online
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Local climate praxis: bridging the gap between theory and practice on local

Wednesday 30th September
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Autumn Nature Immersion – 6 Week Online Course

Monday 12 October 2020 - 16/11/20

Online

Nature connection is so important at this challenging time for bringing comfort and safety. The course will be held in a safe space within a small group through Zoom.

Ann Ward is a Meditation Coach. She is also a Certified Forest Bathing Guide with the Forest Therapy Institute and Shinrin Yoku (Forest–Bathing) Practitioner with Nature and Therapy UK.During the sessions Ann will support you on your nature journey.

This course will include:

Weekly grounding and gratitude meditations; exploring the nature connection pathways; nature–based homework invitations and solo time in nature; sharing your nature immersion journey with others each week

A group nature immersion experience on week 6 (face to face dependent on Government Covid 19 guidelines)

A group mentoring support session 4 weeks after course completion. This will be through zoom to support you in continuing your nature connection journey.

The benefits of the course include:

Deepening a re–connection with nature through the senses;

Nurturing creativity and a symbiotic relationship with nature;

Boosting mood and stress reduction

Building coping strategies and resilience during these uncertain times.

Course Feedback

“During lockdown Ann was inspired during her own forest immersion, to design and test her first online nature intervention programme. The research findings of the course were overwhelmingly positive. Stopping when the lockdown came was a gift enhanced by the most precious gift of this course. I felt a joy every morning in anticipation of what nature would teach me” Course participant.‘I find I am now more aware that being outside in nature can help me feel relaxed, calm and connected’ Course participant.It is perfect for anyone but especially for those who are more vulnerable and fearful of leaving their homes. ‘happy to be cocooned, a special time with a safe connection’. 

Course participant

Nature connection is so important at this challenging time for bringing comfort and safety. Ann spoke recently on BBC radio Ulster about the power of nature in building resilience at this uncertain time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000n5lz (42.36 seconds in)

Event Details

Autumn Nature Immersion – 6 Week Online Course takes place on October 12, 2020 until November 16, 2020.It starts at 8:00pm and ends at 9:30pm.