Nature essential for the Brain

I was doing some research to support an evaluation plan, and found this fascinating article from the Boston Globe. A great reminder of the importance of spending time in nature for enhancing our concentration and lowering stress levels: <

Slow Photography

I always appreciate when people send me links to articles and organizations that advocate slowing down and taking notice of the beauty of nature, and our place in it. This article was sent by a writer in Vancouver, and its a reminder of the importance of teaching...

Feedback from a former student

Sadie Currie, a former Focus on Nature student, recently wrote on our facebook wall, and I was thrilled to hear from her. Sadie has an incredible eye for photography – several of her images are featured in our slideshow – and it`s wonderful to know that...

Richard Louv

Had a great experience at the Latornell Biodiversity conference, punctuated by two inspiring sessions with Richard Louv. Reminded me of the importance not only of creating programs to connect kids with nature, but of sharing our vision and building a social and...

Focus on Nature’s Vision and Mission

Our dedicated group of Focus on Nature advisors have worked tirelessly to develop Vision, Mission, and Values statements to guide our strategic planning and to act as a cornerstone for the work of Focus on Nature. It’s high time we shared them!Vision:We envision...

Welcome to Focus on Nature!

Focus on nature is a school-based program that inspires young people to explore and appreciate nature through photography. Specifically the program seeks to: Foster in young people a genuine interest in and appreciation for nature as a key step in inspiring...