HumaNature Connect by Erica Gurner, is a wellbeing and development consultancy specialising in nature and wellbeing

Offering professional and personal development services for not-for-profit and government organisations, schools and community groups that build their capacity to address wellbeing and environmental sustainability in meaningful and interconnected ways.

Read more about our reason for being, values and informing fields of work

Professional Development

Masterclasses  in nature, health and wellbeing

Guest speaking

Builds capacity in professionals to work with nature as a means to wellbeing

Increasing knowledge and skill through facilitated inquiry,  experiential learning and exploration of evidence and frameworks


Environmental Community Development

Facilitation of co-design process and project visioning

Creative ideas development

Bringing depth to environmental sustainability work (greater connection and appreciation of the very thing we are trying to sustain) for more meaningful impact

Tapping into passions and awakening creative thinking to generate meaningful ideas


Mindful Nature Experience

Facilitated creative, outdoor and indoor nature experiences 

Therapeutic nature -based experience 

Increasing resilience to every day stress or ongoing mental health challenges

Relaxing and refreshing the mind, body and spirit. Building connection to place


Organisational Development: Support and mentoring

Create values based organisations that recognise wellbeing and environmental care in policy and practice

Supporting strategic plans that integrate nature and wellbeing

Grounding theory and knowledge into strategic action and purposeful ways of being.


Student workshops (Tertiary, Secondary, Primary)

Facilitated education and leadership development programs

Tailored content for school students about nature and wellbeing, sustainability leadership, designing nature spaces with purpose and other topics

Read more about what we offer 

Some good reasons to work with HumaNature Connect

Expertise backed by professional qualifications and experience: The work is backed by fifteen years professional experience designing and facilitating nature-based and wellbeing programs, behaviour change and co-design projects through a lens of health promotion (including Indigenous contexts), adventure therapy (mental health), community development, and environmental interpretation (National and State Parks).

Meaningful impact is at the heart of our work: We tailor our offerings and design with a program logic model so that the service achieves the impacts and outcomes you are looking for.

Who is HumaNature Connect ?

workshop city of banyle 6


“…Erica undertook significant preparation in the lead up to the event – taking on board all our requirements to deliver an extremely well thought out plan and facilitation for the night. Feedback from the event was very positive, with the participatory process encouraging a renewed sense of enthusiasm and energy for environmental action. Sian Gleeson,  Banyule City Council, June 2017

“So well researched & left me thinking about the content for many days & I referred back to this PD in conversations.” Teacher 2017

“Erica certainly changed participants perception of what  environmental sustainability could be.. ” Tania Karamitos Program Co-ordinator Victorian Schools Garden Awards, 2016

” I thought Erica’s presentation was amazing, participants were hanging on off every word. Gwen Michener,  Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, 2016

I enjoyed …

  • “The evidence was really useful, that’s what my manager will need to hear so I can get this work over the line”
  • “The chance to connect with a personal experience and make it practical to my work now”
  • “Hearing the views of other people, it was very informative “
  • “The opportunity to be hands on and creative”
  • “I am very excited to implement this new knowledge
  • “Was interesting to use  nature experience as a way to connect with landscape design and future clients as well as making interesting connections to permaculture” (A selection of Participant reflections) 


Workshop City of Banyule 4 2017

View past programs, workshops and testimonials 


“By inquiring about the human-nature relationship as individuals, communities and organisations we come to ‘know’ that we intrinsically belong to this one ecological system. This wisdom can lead us to act in caring ways that support our collective wellbeing and ensure a thriving future.   See nature – see self in nature – see nature in wellbeing and environmental sustainability”