HumaNature Connect is an education and development consultancy specialising in nature and wellbeing
We enable organisations, groups and individuals to thrive by building the knowledge and skills needed to address the wellbeing of people and the health of nature in interconnected ways.
Education and training workshops; guest speaking.
Increase knowledge and skills; feel inspired.
Facilitation of co-design process and project visioning
Develop creative ideas, shared vision and ownership of nature/wellbeing projects
Mindful nature experience
Creatively explore nature and self through mindful experiences outside
Bring nature inside, take audiences on an experiential journey of visualisation, reflection and hands on process to connect them to the topic of nature and/or wellbeing; now they are listening.
Support and mentoring
Create values based organisations that recognise wellbeing and environmental care in policy and practice
Some good reasons to work with HumaNature Connect
We know our stuff! Our expertise is built upon fifteen years professional experience designing and facilitating nature-based and wellbeing programs, behaviour change and co-design projects.
‘Nature Connection’ has become somewhat of a ‘buzz concept’ used to describe any contact with nature. We go beneath the hype to the evidence (both research based and lived) and link this to your professional, group or personal context.
We design for impact. We will understand the impacts and outcomes you are looking for and design our offerings accordingly. We work with other professionals as needed from across sectors to achieve your intended outcomes.
We work in the context of natural spaces, gardens and ocean environments
“Erica certainly changed participants perception of what environmental sustainability could be.. “ Tania Karamitos Program Co-ordinator Victorian Schools Garden Awards, 2016
“…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, Environmental Sustainability Officer, Banyule City Council, June 2017
” 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 past experience with nature as a way to connect with landscape design and future clients as well as making interesting connections to permaculture”
“(A selection of Participant reflections)
Upcoming workshops and programs
“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”