The connective power of stories, music and nature with Chris Holland


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Things we talk about in this episode

  • The rise of the field of nature connection and Forest School
  • The internet as a forum to reach more people even in nature connection work
  • Family camps as a way of creating connection and community
  • The importance of holistic play and learning for all ages
  • The benefits of risk taking and play for children as they grow
  • The Eight shields model of nature connection and its application in holding events and gatherings
  • The power and importance in holding connective gatherings
  • Thomas Schorr-kon - bushcraft and earth wisdom holder
  • Jon Young - Nature connection leader
  • Children need nature
  • Storytelling and its power to inspire and create
  • Creating our own new stories
  • Telling the positive stories in the world right now
  • All types of learning can happen in the outdoors
  • Barriers for teachers in taking children outside
  • Finding belonging in connection to a place and outdoor setting
  • Chris’s new book I love my world

This episodes giveaway- A free copy of Chris's new book-I love my world. To enter this draw please leave a comment on the Patreon sight about something you enjoyed about this episode.

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The music for this podcast is -Hermosa Dia by Ray Johnson


Chris is a leading inspiration in the field of nature connection and environmental education for families and schools in the UK and increasingly worldwide online. He is musical and playful too. He has many things in his teaching bundle including a degree in environmental science and a natural talent for working with groups of people, telling stories, sharing bushcraft skills, foraging, creating environmental art and playing the didgeridoo too. He wrote his first book, “I Love my World”, in 2009, reprinted in full colour in 2020 and has now created "absolutely incredible" CPD and nature connection courses online at He also a husband and dad, lives in Devon and loves swimming, surfing and climbing trees barefoot. Chris is founder of

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