Moved by Nature – school-children’s experiences of outdoor activities in nature
‘The Moved by Nature project (2017-2019) aimed at promoting health and well-being among children and young people by increasing physical activity in nature.’ This film discusses the findings. June 2019 (5 mins)
Moved by Nature
‘The Moved by Nature project aims to promote the mobility of children and young people in the wild, as well as, improve their relationship with nature.’ This film shows 3 visits to nature over 3 different seasons, in Finland. June 2019 (8 mins 55)
The Lost Words For Notts: A Tribute to Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris
This moving and inspirational video from children in Nottinghamshire inspired this emotional tweet from Robert MacFarlane, author of Lost Words:
"This short film about literacy, nature - & the inspiration that young children take from both - simply bowled me over. The children speak the spells from The Lost Words with such conjuring energy & passion. Thanks to all involved in its making."
May 2019 (4 mins 10)
The science of nature
‘Children and Grown ups both need nature – here’s the science about WHY! This is a clip from the great Project Wild Thing movie.’ March 2017 (1 min 26)
The Nature Fix – What Happens When You Spend Just 5 Minutes in Nature?
‘Go outside. Go often. Bring friends. Breathe. An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits…’ This is a trailer for a book, but still makes a nice neat introduction to the benefits of spending time in nature. February 2017 (1 min 41)
Get hooked on nature: TED talk
‘Ben Klasky, CEO of IslandWood, a 255-acre outdoor learning center (sic), proposes a free and natural remedy to the physical problems kids face: the Great Outdoors.’ Inspirational film on the benefits of getting children outdoors & using technology to help you. June 2014 (12 min 38)
Nature Deficit Disorder
‘Global Voices for Justice interviews Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, Last Child in the Woods, The Web of Life, and other books. Louv shares a hopeful message for every area of life from more productive workplaces, to better classroom learning and healing our nature-starved spirits.’ June 2011 (12 min 12)