The Nature Effect

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The Nature Effect is a catalyst for personal, professional and community transformation. We offer continuing professional development and coaching to people and organisations in education and social change. We also offer retreats, weekend workshops and on-going groups for people wanting to learn, grow, flourish, reflect and reconnect. We collaborate with communities, schools and various peer groups.

Our ‘golden thread’ is explicit inspiration from the natural world – through nature metaphor, embodied learning, time spent in the wilds, use of natural materials and creation of outdoor spaces and events.

We have a rich pool of associates skilled in these areas of work who are always cooking up new ideas, and we like to connect them with like-minded colleagues, practical resources and methodological tools for effective working. We welcome contact from potential new associates. We are largely based in Oxford City but our Associates work nationally and internationally. Find out more about our work here

Latest News & Events

Associates Camp skills share and planning


We are looking forward to our Associates Camp on Dartmoor in June. Walking our talk, skills share and planning ahead.  This is only open to associates and is now full. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an associate please get in touch.

Leys Children Centre developing outdoor learning together


We are very pleased about the outcomes of this project.  The staff and families were a pleasure to work with.  The before and after photos and words from staff and children say it all 

Changing Landscapes Changing Lives - Talk for Learning through Landscapes in Northern Ireland


Nature Effect Associate Annie Davy visited Northern Ireland by invitation from Learning through Landscapes ( and the North and West Childcare partnerships.  She gave the same Keynote talk at two conferences based.  Download abbreviated article here. 

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