How Do You Connect With Nature?

A national initiative to collect stories about how each of us connects with nature has kicked off in Hobart, as researchers seek to understand how we can encourage more positive relationships with the environment around the country.

The project is co-led by two researchers from the national Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub based at the University of Tasmania: Dr Pauline Marsh from the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and Dr Emily Flies from the School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences.

The Nature Connection Storytelling Project will be piloted initially in Tasmania, and will gather written, oral and visual stories from many people across a variety of communities.

“We know that storytelling is a powerful tool for understanding how people make meaning of the world around them, and this project allows us to hear diverse voices and share them in a meaningful way,” Dr Marsh said.

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