We’re talking today about how to inspire and motivate others to get outside and connect with nature.
If you’re a teacher/mentor/parent who uses nature as a tool for awakening creativity, critical thinking, empathy, social skills, etc… then it’s very important to find ways of motivating and inspiring your students into action.
Here are a few things we talked about:
3 different types of nature students who struggle with motivation & inspiration
Why nature is relevant for all types of people (Not just plant & wilderness geeks)
How to engage people in conversations that build momentum and energy to act & change behaviour
Brian’s Snowball Analogy for observing long-term patterns of increasing motivation & action in yourself and others
How to use personal stories & well-timed questions to capture emotion and get people excited about the outdoors
Nature Skills Scorecard
We also talked about the nature skills scorecard.
This is a short self inventory for naturalists, trackers & nature enthusiasts who want to connect deeply with the landscape.
There are 8 questions that will help you identify your greatest opportunities for growing nature awareness skills.
It takes about 10-15 minutes and then I'll send you a copy of your results with the full scorecard details to review -Click Here
When I was 15 years old I had an experience of sudden lucid clarity while hiking in the woods. Since then I’ve been passionately seeking tools for helping modern humans develop razor sharp natural instincts. I’m the author of multiple courses & ebooks about bird language, naturalist training, observation skills & outdoor mindfulness. My goal is to share these life changing skills with YOU! Continue reading