The Nature Effect

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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

The Art of Nature Free Event - Booking required

The Art of Nature

Boundary Brook Nature Park
2 - 4pm October 8th
Facilitated by Helen Edwards 
Chair of Oxford Urban Wildlife Group 
Ecological Movement Practitioner and Art Psychotherapist

REVISED DATES for Outdoor Connect Programme Please check link to book or rebook


We are delighted to have started the small group support work with families in need - our first Family Forest School session took place at Barracks Lane  Community Garden last week. Due to extended COVID restrictions we have had to change some of peer group programme.

Outdoor Connect Programme 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. 

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187