Connecting with nature


To celebrate Earth Day, join an expert panel to explore how we can care for our local environments and form better connections with nature.

For many of us, more time spent at or close to home has fostered a newfound appreciation for our local natural environments. From noticing the patterns of birdsong in a local park, to realising the importance of green space for relieving stress, we've really come to appreciate time spent in nature as a way of looking after ourselves and our communities.

But how can we look after our natural environments in return?

Join us for this live talk where we’ll be exploring what it means to be an ecological citizen - looking at how we can increase access to and equity within natural environments, design for better connections with nature, and inspire small actions that are good for ourselves and our local environments.

Our expert panel will be answering your live questions during this event. If you’d like to submit a question in advance you can do so in the Eventbrite sign up form.


  • Dr Robert Phillips, product designer and leader of the citizen Naturewatch* project at the Royal College of Art
  • Harriet Fink, Learning and volunteering Programme Manager for the Urban Nature Project* at the Natural History Museum
  • Tayshan Hayden-Smith, Founder of Grow2Know*

* The Citizen Naturewatch is a collaboration between the Interaction Research Studio, Goldsmiths and the RCA Design Products programme.

*The Urban Nature Project is transforming the Natural History Museum’s five-acre site in South Kensington into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London.

*Grow2Know is a non-profit focused on empowering young people through horticulture whilst also creating a more inclusive environment.