Join the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, taking place this year from 10th-18th June 2022.
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GET INVOLVED IN FESTIVAL OF NATURE 2022!

Festival of Nature, the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, is back from June 10-18, 2022.

The festival runs across the West of England, organised since 2003 by the partners of The Natural History Consortium. After two years online, we are heading back outdoors in 2022 and we want you to join us!

We’re pulling together a full programme of collaborative in-person, digital and hybrid events across the region. All activity will be focussed on one goal; to enable people to take action for nature. If that sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, we’d love to hear from you. We’re opening up our programmes to organisations and groups across the region in our first ever open call…

Wanted: venues, environmental groups and activity providers

Whether you have a project or programme ready to go as part of the week, an off-the wall idea you’ve always wanted to try, a great venue that could host a special event, or some skills / time to offer – we’d love to work with you.

Wanted: content creators, podcasts, and digital artists

Do you host a Youtube channel, radio show or podcast? We’d love to supply you with content and link you up with the activities happening during the festival week. If you’re a content creator looking for fresh inspiration, we can pair you up with environmental experts and audio-visual content.

GET IN TOUCH

If you have an idea, want to put in an expression or simply want to find out more, please email festival@bnhc.org.uk before the 31st January 2022. Some ideas of things we would like to know include:

Where are you based?

What would you like to bring to the Festival of Nature 2022?

Are you getting in touch as part of an organisation?

Would you be open to collaborating with other organisations and individuals?

Your email will be treated as an expression of interest only, we are not looking for a full commitment at this stage. We may not be able to include all expressions of interest, but we will ensure to get back to everyone who gets in touch before 31st January.

What happened last year?

Take a look back at what happened during Festival of Nature 2021!

Read the Festival blog

Everyday Actions

At Festival of Nature we are all about celebrating this beautiful, complex, awe inspiring natural world and the amazing people and organisations working tirelessly to keep it that way.

That includes you! You might not know it but you are probably already doing things everyday that are great for nature and also great for you! From saving water to growing veg, and walking to school to reusing carrier bags.

Check out our Everyday Actions hub for a whole range of downloadable activities, materials, videos and links to help you connect with nature in your neighbourhood and discover how your everyday actions can help with nature’s recovery:

take less
Reduce your personal impact on the natural world by cutting down waste and consumption

Every time that you skip buying or using something, you are taking positive action for nature, and we have all been guilty of occasionally taking a little more than we need. Every product you buy or activity you take part in takes some kind of resource from the natural world, big or small. So by taking small steps to reduce what you consume, you are making a big difference that seriously adds up over time. You might even save some money along the way!

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choose better
Switch to more sustainable products and services, supporting a nature friendly economy

From food to travel and electricity to entertainment, we all need to consume products and services to live healthy, comfortable, modern lives and some of them we would find very hard to live without. By shopping local and choosing to switch to products and services that try hard to keep their impacts low, you are rewarding those companies for their efforts and promoting a more wildlife friendly economy – and it doesnt always have to cost the earth!

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demand more
Lend your voice to encourage policy makers, businesses and institutions to be more nature friendly

As citizens, constituents, consumers and voters we have more influence than we know over the decision makers that provide the structure for society. People and organisations with the power to influence large scale change follow the priorities of people like you, so by letting them know that nature is a big priority for you and thanking those you see doing a good job, you can help drive positive change at a bigger scale!

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give back
Give nature a helping hand by volunteering, creating a space for nature or supporting a charity

Want to connect with nature in your neighbourhood, meet some new people or support nature more directly? Try gifting your time as a volunteer or some space in your garden for wildlife, helping monitor wildlife on your doorstep as a citizen scientist or gifting a bit of cash to an organisation to take action for nature on your behalf.

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Download the Voices For Nature podcast

Throughout Festival of Nature 2021 we released podcasts about how you can take Action for Nature and help the nature on your doorstep.

LISTEN NOW
Watch back on YouTube

Catch up any films you have missed from #FestofNature21 on YouTube

Watch back now

The Natural History Consortium is a collaboration between Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath and Northeast Somerset Council, BBC, Bristol City Council, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Defra, Forestry England, National Trust, Natural England, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and Woodland Trust.

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