Nature Art for the Community

Ann, the founder of Rayon de Soleil came to me asking for help on ways to bring nature and the arts into her community. Members of their community are on medication for stress and anxiety; have a loss of connection with their surrounding natural environment and there is a lack of mental health care services available. Having just signed up for my Urban Nature Art program she was inspired by how powerful the nature art activities were and wanted to bring it to her community.

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83% of children can’t identify a bumblebee.

When 1,000 children were shown pictures of native plants and animals, 82% did not recognize an oak leaf and nearly five out of 10 failed to spot a bluebell. In the survey, carried out for the family activity application Hoop, 26% of children said they had little or no interest in nature. A third of parents blamed too much screen time.

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Why Children need Nature and Art

Nature and Art are essential for the developing child:. The exercises we follow in my nature program are designed to engage mind, body and spirit, which in turn helps the child grow into a whole being.

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TAKE A WALK IN NATURE

In our increasingly busy world of technology we tend to lose sight of the small things in life. Like making time for a walk in nature. We are nature, we depend on nature to survive, nature is the source of our food, our water, our air.

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