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

Ecoliteracy Action Learning Project - A Cooperative Inquiry for early years and outdoor learning teachers


Two new groups starting this week. A new and exciting opportunity for people working with children under 8 or working with families under 8 in a role that takes them outdoors. Get reinspired and gain support to challenge and change your practice.

Family Nature Clubs. Next event March 10th


Sowing Seeds and story telling. 12.00 til 4.00. All ages wellcome. No need to book.

ANIMATE EARTH film screening - sunday 19th February 4pm


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:

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187