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