ABOUT ‘It’s Time to ReWild Yourself’ Campaign

An adventure in Nature Connection for Human x Nature wellbeing.

Journey through the five pathways with us…

Over the next 5 months (and beyond!) Voice for Nature and the Nature Connectedness Network are on a mission to improve people’s relationship with the natural world and release our inner wild, with Nature connection activities for individuals, schools and families. See below for more details. 

“It’s Time to ReWild Yourself” is here to help with information, inspiration, and activity ideas each month to bring us closer to Nature, between June – October. 

Research shows that the closer we get to Nature and the more we feel part of it, the happier we are, the more worthwhile life seems, and the more we are willing to take action to help our wildlife and the environment.

Connection is about the right moments in Nature, not just the minutes you spend there, and it doesn’t take much to make a difference.

Whatever our relationship with Nature is, by just taking a little time, each day, week or month, we can all get closer. We can notice more, listen more, feel more, enjoy more, and care more.

5 PATHWAYS  |  5 MONTHS  |  5 CHALLENGES

Everyone has their own way of feeling more connected to Nature. The University of Derby has identified 5 separate pathways, each proven to improve our connection to Nature and wellbeing. Each month we are exploring a different pathway, presenting information, inspiration, activity ideas, and a challenge to take part in.

— June —
The Beauty Pathway 

Seeking and appreciating the beauty of the natural world. 

PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

Submit your photographs of unexpected beauty in Nature.

with Wildlife Photographers Rachel Briggs and Tamara Blazquez-Haik.

— July —
The Senses Pathway

Exploring and experiencing nature through all the senses.

NATURE SOUNDS CHALLENGE

Submit your sound recordings to help us create the ReWild Yourself Nature Sounds Library.

Check back in for more information on our Nature Sounds Challenge.

— August —
The Emotion Pathway

Noticing and welcoming the feelings Nature inspires.

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS CHALLENGE

Submit your reflections on how Nature makes you feel.

Check back in for more information on our Personal Reflections Challenge.

— September — 
The Meaning Pathway

Considering the signs and symbols of Nature and what it means to us. 

NATURE ART CHALLENGE

Submit a photo of your creations celebrating the passing season.

Check back in for more information on our Nature Art Challenge.

— October —
The Compassion Pathway

Extending the self to include Nature. Thinking about how we can help Nature and help ourselves. 

LOCAL HERO CHALLENGE

Submit your nomination for a local Nature hero.

Check back in for more information on our Local Hero Challenge.

How can you get involved?

Join our monthly celebration

If you want to know more, click here to check out this month’s challenge and show us your photography skills! We will be sharing a recap of a few selected submissions at the end of the month, stay tuned for that.

Learn more 

If you want to find out more about Nature Connection, we have gathered a bank of resources under our ‘Information’ section in the campaign’s homepage. Click here to navigate it.

Be inspired 

We are collaborating with various artists from different backgrounds, mediums and styles, to help inspire us to connect with each pathway. Click here to check out this month’s artists and get your creative groove flowing.

Activities and ideas

Click here to read through some of our suggested activities for this month’s pathway, or visit the Information section to look at general activities and resources that will help you connect with Nature. From only having a spare 5 minutes to a whole day, we have plenty of options for you to choose what adventure suits you best!

Events 

Click here to check out what events are going on for Nature from June-October. 

Share 

Taking your campaign submissions over to Instagram? Tag us @rewildyourself and use the tag #ItsTimeToReWildYourself so we can re-share it!

Thank you to our PARTNERS

NATURE CONNECTEDNESS NETWORK

The Nature Connectedness Network, from the University of Derby, brings together individuals and organisations whose professional work is focused on helping people grow closer relationships with the more-than-human world, for the mutual wellbeing of people and planet.

FIRST NEWS

First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people. They were founded in 2006 by Sarah and Steve Thomson with editor Nicky Cox. They have always been independently owned and have no political affiliations.

WWT

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust are a wetland restoration charity and global community of nature lovers. By protecting vital habitats, the WWT is unlocking the power of wetlands and helping nature burst back to life.

NATURE CONNECTS

Nature Connects supports Nature and People Healing Together. Engaging people with the natural world to help grow a happier, healthier society. Most of their sessions are currently located in the Truro and Camborne area, UK.

WYLDER APP

The new wellbeing app to connect to nature. Wylder are on a mission to use tech for good. Get Wylder. Let nature do the rest…

FORESTRY ENGLAND

Forests care for us. Together we care for forests. For over 100 years, Forestry England have been growing, shaping and caring for over 1,500 of our nation’s forests for the benefit and enjoyment of all, for this generation and the next.

NATURAL ACADEMY

The understanding and practice of  Nature Connection is blooming. This is in part due to the work of organisations like Natural Academy, who work with individuals and organisations to deliver accredited training courses and ongoing support to help them work with people in Nature.

THE VISIONARIES

SUGI

VOICE FOR NATURE FOUNDATION

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