The wilder nature is a very stimulating environment for children to play, explore and get connected to nature. Childcare organisation ‘Struin’ takes children out to the wilder nature environment, outside the city every day. Here, natural processes are still visible, you can encounter large grazers or wild animals and see as little human influence as possible. Every piece of nature challenges to play & move and offers children freedom and optimal development opportunities.
The covid period quickly changed the nature of training courses, many jobs, and even the way of schooling. The health emergency situation forced both the work and education contexts to increase and make smart working, distance learning, and online training courses as accessible as possible to all.
What are the differences between specific nature experiences in VR and their real-world equivalents? Exposure to nature can be magical: it reduces anxiety, depression and dementia symptoms. Nature experiences in VR offer an unparalleled opportunity to access nature in a controlled environment, allowing a high sense of presence and therapeutic benefits.
Chloe Grey had always loved amazing Zaragoza with its beautiful green parks. It was a place where she felt peaceful and relaxed. She was a virtuous pianist. Her friends saw her as a tall, tame teacher. Once, she had even revived a dying nature with her music. That's the sort of woman she was …
Development of resonance ability of teachers in and with nature: resonance ability is characterized here by a mindful perceptive behavior regarding one's own experience of nature and self-perception. Subjective feelings of resonance in the experiential space of nature contribute to the promotion of a personal relationship with nature.
The term Friluftsliv refers to a strong Scandinavian tradition of being out and about in nature and connecting with it. Friluftsliv, as it is still actively taught in Scandinavia today, offers a wide range of possibilities and techniques. What are the reasons for us in the rest of Europe to consider this Scandinavian phenomenon?
Our partner IVN, the institute for Nature Education, is committed to connecting all children to nature with their national program ‘Nature-rich Schools’. As part of this program, IVN organizes a nationwide campaign to test the Nature Intelligence of Dutch school children.