In 2011 I created and built My True Nature for leading conservation organisation WWF-UK.
There is considerable evidence to show that contact with nature brings great value to children and influences their future opportunities. Yet it is widely accepted that young people are more disconnected from nature than ever.
I took this ‘thesis’ and some ideas to WWF-UK and in 2011 was commissioned to create My True Nature – a celebration of nature and a catalyst to encourage teachers, youth leaders and young people across the UK to engage creatively with the natural world.
Thousands of children and young people were invited to explore and express what they most loved about nature – through art, dance, poetry, music, film and photography. And we also worked very closely with ten selected schools and youth groups, to help them express their creative visions in more elaborate pieces.
In November 2011 My True Nature became the focal point of WWF-UK’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Fifty artworks featured in a special WWF anniversary exhibition
To view a summary of My True Nature and films of the mentored projects click here