Naturehood – connect with the wildlife on your doorstep – Wednesday 11.30 am to 12.15 pm

Connection with nature, especially within the urban landscape, is being lost. Join the Earthwatch team to learn more about Naturehood, a new community-focused citizen science project from Earthwatch Europe. Naturehood is tackling this disconnect by encouraging families to spend time outdoors and to connect with the wildlife on their doorstep. Naturehood promotes the discovery of nature through biological recording and builds the feeling of connectedness by encouraging action in private green spaces such as installing wildlife housing, planting for pollinators and increasing garden connectivity.

During this creative session participants will be introduced to Naturehood, and then split into small teams to complete a Naturespace wildlife survey. In an outdoor setting, the teams will explore their surroundings and record what they find. Using our resources, we would like participants to think about how the use of technology can facilitate an increase in nature connectedness instead of acting as a barrier, and how this can help families to think of their outdoor space as a way that works for both humans and wildlife. By Chloë Dalglish from Earthwatch Europe.