As we adapt to a new shared reality because of the COVID-19 pandemic – punctuated by physical distancing rules, self-isolation and homeschooling – connecting with and experiencing nature may be difficult.
However, research shows that contact with nature has significant personal and societal health and well-being benefits. Our connections with nature also influence the way we behave.
This multi-lingual, fully-searchable database of curated resources from #NatureForAll partners, IUCN Commission members, programs, and other collaborating organisations aims to help make and maintain those connections with nature.
This new, interactive platform provides resources that can be used by anyone looking to help connect people with nature or experience nature wherever they may be.
The Discovery Zone features links to materials that help individuals, children and families to experience and learn about nature, from their balconies, to urban parks, protected areas or virtually.
There are resources in multiple languages and formats, such as games, curriculum, reading material and videos.
#NatureForAll teamed up with Parks Canada and their Youth Ambassadors to guide you through the Discovery Zone.
Check out the tutorial video below