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

ANIMATE EARTH film screening - sunday 19th February 4pm

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Great opportunity to see this film followed by refreshments and discussion. £5/£7 fundraiser for Barracks Lane Garden, The Nature Effect and Animate Earth. To book your place (advised. Email: barrackslanegarden@yahoo.co.uk

Next Upcycling - May 17th at Barracks Lane Community Garden. Upcycled Jewellry with Dragonfly Cooperative

Dragonfly Co-operative is a group of women who make upcycled, recycled and other handmade jewellery. All profits go into a fund managed by Ingotec (www.ingotec.co.uk) , their parent Social Enterprise, to buy IT equipment for charities. come and meet them, bring your old and broken necklaces, create something new....sewing and other upcycling activities also available. http://ingotec.co.uk/dragonfly/blog

Family Nature Clubs - Next event May 26th

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May 26th - Ucycled City - making cardboard city and making paper July 21st - Denmaking and Waterplay September 15th - Balancing Act - stone balancing, mobiles and much more.... October 20th - Stick Day - dozens of things you can do and make with a simple pile of sticks November 3rd - Pumpkins, Lanterns and Bonfires and storytelling ....the Barracks Lane annual bonfire event December 8th - Greenery - Decorations for Christmas and other wintertime festivals January 13th and February 13th : more details to come All our Family Nature clubs except September 15th take place at Barracks Lane Community Garden from 12.00 - 4.00pm. The Bonfire Night event on November 3rd also has an early evening fire with stortelling and family refreshments. The Setpember event will take place at Hill End as part of Oxfordshire Play Association Play Day events

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187