Watch, listen and read about our work supporting people in developing their relationship with nature, the experiences of people of colour in finding space to connect, and the value of nature to health and wellbeing.
BBC, Cities; Nature’s New Wild
Wild in the City’s Director, Beth Collier, was featured in the recent BBC series ‘Cities: Nature’s New Wild’. Narrated by Daniel Kaluuya, this three part series explores how wildlife has responded to the spread of human habitats throughout the world, with episodes on Residents, Commuters and Outcasts.
The last 10 minutes of Episode 3, Outcasts, features a section on London becoming a National Park City and the importance of nature to urban resident’s well-being. As well as featuring Beth talking about the importance of a relationship with nature, the script for this section uses her research on the value of nature to human health.
Catchup on iplayer
Over the Bridge, podcast, S3-E3
Listen to Over The Bridge @otbpodcastuk podcast ‘Reconnecting with Nature’, with guest Beth Collier; discussing our relationship with nature as black & mixed race people, London becoming a National Park City and more. The conversation is chaired by OTB presenter and WitC trainee Nature Guide, Kwaku.
BBC, Can farm animals improve your mental health?
In this short film, on location at Crystal Palace Park Farm, Beth Collier helps make the case for nature and city farms in supporting our emotional health.
Colourful Radio, Oct 2017
Listen to Beth in discussion with Colourful Radio presenter Jacqueline Malcolm, talking nature, identity and well-being.
Nature Connectors; People of colour in nature, June 2018
View a multi-media piece documenting our Nature Connector’s course, building bridges back into nature and the oral tradition.
“Nature Connectors are guiding people in exploring beautiful natural settings in and around London.
Helping Londoners nurture a closer relationship with the natural world and with others: learning woodland living skills, wildlife identification and traditional crafts.”
See the full piece here.
Metro, Meet the group helping black people reconnect with the natural world, Feb 2019
The Metro’s Natalie Morris, wrote a great profile piece about our work creating spaces for people of colour to enjoy nature.
Read the full article here.
The UK in 100 Seconds, film premier
Watch the panel discussion ‘Making more room for nature’ at the premier of film UK in 100 Seconds, narrated by Benjamin Zephaniah, featuring Dan Raven Ellison and filmed by Jack Smith.
Culture of Confinement is a Child Rights Issue, June 2018
This post first appeared in the London National Park City blog, read the full article here.
The Voice, The Great Outdoors, Beth Collier, Nov 2018
This article first appeared in The Voice, read the full text here
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