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(Re)connecting with nature through the power of wild words

18 November, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Dr Rob Lambert will host a day exploring our lost connection with nature (particularly in modern urban environments) due to our busy, fast-paced technological lives. Hosted at the Attenborough Nature Centre, this day event will explore the value of ‘wild words’, writing and language in a wild setting. Through discussion, workshops and interactive sessions participants will unlock and share the power of language to reconnect minds and bodies with nature all around us.

Wild words, whether in the form of poetry, literature or spoken language have the power to inspire an emotional and enduring connection with the natural world. Accessible nature writing is inspiring and entertaining and can help us understand and engage with the wonders of nature. Words challenge us to view our surroundings from different perspectives. Connecting with nature is, after all, part of being human.

Activities will be suitable for a wide range of ages.


This event is part of the series How to lose and find yourself in words.
For event information, please contact Sally Bowden at sally.bowden@nottingham.ac.uk.


18 November, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Attenborough Nature Centre
Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton Lane, Attenborough,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG9 6DY United Kingdom


Event Partners
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Image Copyright
Anisa Mustafa
Accessibility Information
The Reserve is accessible by bike and foot and is only 5 mins walk from the Attenborough train station. Car parking is available at The Nature Reserve. The Centre houses interactive displays, a nature shop, and the Café, serving a selection of quality local, fairtrade and organic homemade food. The Nature Reserve is a 226 hectares outdoor site.