Finding nature is good for nature and good for you, and the Finding Nature mobile app is designed to help you connect with the natural world. The app uses a simple yet proven test to measure how connected you feel to the natural world and then prompts you to note three good things in nature each day for 5 days, as simple sentences or a photo; be it the song of a robin or the first buds of spring. After five days the app measures your progress to see what improvement has been made. These results and the notes of nature can be shared via Twitter to encourage others to start finding nature. Developing a closer connection to nature is great for our wellbeing and our attitudes towards conservation, but users are not just helping themselves: by opting in, you can take part in a study of people’s interactions with nature run by researchers at the University of Derby, helping them to find the best ways to encourage people to connect with nature.
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v2.2 - All users now get the same guidance on noticing nature.