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

Meeting Trees in the urban environment


A day for adults (young people over 14 are included) to reconnect with themselves and with nature through the medium of trees

Survive and Thrive - Events for 14 - 19 year olds April 2012

Next creative days for 14 - 19 year olds. April 2nd – Skills for Outdoor Living – fire and cooking April 4th – Creative Writing – poetry in nature April 13th – LandArt Downloadable print friendly booking form available here or download our leaflet below

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.

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187