Thousands of volunteers from across the UK are needed to participate in a new citizen science project that will investigate the relationship between nature and people’s wellbeing. Participants in ‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’ will be asked to take part in simple, 10-minute, nature-based activities for five days across one week, before 25 August 2020 before giving feedback on their experience using an online form.
Although links between nature based volunteer activities having positive impacts upon participants wellbeing are not new, scientists coordinating this project say it is the first time that researchers have combined citizen science and nature-connectedness to look at the impact on wellbeing. ‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’ is being jointly hosted by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), the University of Derby, and the British Science Association (BSA).
You can read more about the project here: https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/news/new-experiment-tests-link-between-nature-and-wellbeing, or to get involved use the following link: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/natureupclose