HumaNature Connect is an education and development consultancy specialising in nature and wellbeing
We enable organisations and groups to inspire passion, creativity and purpose in their people by addressing wellbeing and environmental sustainability in meaningful and interconnected ways.
Deep learning and training workshops
Environmental Community Development
Facilitation of co-design process and project visioning
Mindful Nature Experience
Facilitated creative, outdoor experiences
Facilitated indoor nature experiences: experientially connect audiences to the topic
Organisational Development: Support and mentoring
Create values based organisations that recognise wellbeing and environmental care in policy and practice
Student workshops (Tertiary, Secondary, Primary)
Facilitated education, leadership development or nature play workshops
Upcoming workshops and programs
Friday March 23rd, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Connecting to gardens and nature using the respectful relationship curriculum.
The new curriculum resource Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) has many activities that can be modified easily to focus-on or utilise nature, thus improving not just relationships with one self and others but also relationships with oneself, others and nature. This hands-on workshop will focus on adapting and trialling these activities. Participants will leave with ideas for activities they can do in the garden that relate to topics 1-5 of the RRRR curriculum i.e. emotional literacy, personal strengths, positive coping, problem solving and stress management; the topics relating to gender and violence will not be included in this workshop.
This workshop is presented on behalf of the Nursery Garden Industry Victoria as part of the Professional Development Program: Nature of Outdoor Classrooms. To register click on link below.
“ I thought Erica’s presentation was amazing, participants were hanging on off every word. Erica managed to summarise a large amount of material and make it easy to understand. The feedback on the day was that it will be really useful for teachers to use when arguing for well being programs in their schools. ” Gwen Michener Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne 2016″
“So well researched & left me thinking about the content for many days & I referred back to this PD in conversations.”
“Erica provided relevant & evidence based information & I am eager to read & watch the research sites/books she recommended. Very inspiring.”
“I feel totally inspired by Erica and fascinated by the information she presented”
“The evidence was really useful, that’s what my principal will need to get this work over the line”
Some good reasons to work with HumaNature Connect
Expertise: The work is backed by fifteen years professional experience designing and facilitating nature-based and wellbeing programs, behaviour change and co-design projects.
Meaningful impact is at the heart of design: Offerings will be designed based on the impacts and outcomes you are looking for.
Natural spaces, gardens and ocean focussed contexts can be accommodated
“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)
“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”