The Nature Effect is a catalyst for personal, professional and community transformation. We offer continuing professional
development and coaching to people and organisations in education and social change. We also offer retreats, weekend
workshops and on-going groups for people wanting to learn, grow, flourish, reflect and reconnect. We collaborate with
communities, schools and various peer groups.
Our ‘golden thread’ is explicit inspiration from the natural world – through nature metaphor, embodied
learning, time spent in the wilds, use of natural materials and creation of outdoor spaces and events.
We have a rich pool of associates skilled in these areas of work who are always cooking up new ideas, and we like to connect
them with like-minded colleagues, practical resources and methodological tools for effective working. We welcome contact
from potential new associates. We are largely based in Oxford City but our Associates work nationally and internationally.
Find out more about our work here
Latest News & Events
Outdoor Connect Our New Programme for the New Year
The Nature Effect team are pleased to announce a new programme to support Covid 19 recovery in South East Oxford City. Thanks to the Big Lottery and support from Oxford City Council and Flo's - the Place in the Park we will be offering:
1. a programme of supported sessions to more vulernable families - saturday forest schools in diferent locations in the area including Barracks Lane Community Garden and Oxford City Farm
2. support for the for the development of a new OxfordnaturEscape area in Florence Park - a dog free nature and family friendly zone for supplorted group work and for the whole community to enjoy
3. a programme of peer learning for people working outdoors to connect those living in urban areas with the natural environment for greater mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Nature, Resilience, Children and Teachers Annie Davy talks to Kathy Brodie
A Sense of Place award for Annie's book
Congratulations to Annie Davy for the Nursery World silver award for her book 'A Sense of Place - mindful practice outdoors'. This book is for anyone living or working with young children who wants to find new ways to connect to the natural world with their children. Available from all major booksellers.