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Pollinating Wellbeing Network - Evidence Base Workshop

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Rm 1G05

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

75 Old Hawkhill

Dundee

DD1 5EN

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Why do we need an evidence base?

A robust overview of the wellbeing benefits of nature engagement is lacking. One hurdle is the rich spectrum by which such effects occur as well as the complexity to capture those effects in meaningful ways. Yet we cannot influence policy on these aspects without providing a strong evidence foundation of best practice and wellbeing benefits.

A thorough review of existing research is therefore needed to avoid duplication in effort and to identify current gaps in both knowledge and areas where only weak or anecdotal evidence exists.

What this workshop will offer

This Pollinating Wellbeing Network workshop aims to develop a strategy for gathering and reporting evidence across a range of stakeholders interested in the wellbeing benefits of nature engagement. We are keen that this process is informed by non-academic and user communities to maximise the potential for sharing knowledge and understanding on what we mean by evidence and how best to capture this.

Through a facilitated workshop we aim to:

  • Share experiences and best practice in gathering and reviewing diverse forms of evidence
  • Explore the scope of the evidence review, developing questions which may guide us, for example:
    • What do we mean by nature engagement?
    • What wellbeing or nature dimensions would we like to capture?
    • How do we measure levels of benefits from nature connection?
    • What kinds of evidence can we include?
    • How can we develop an action plan for producing an evidence base report and other outputs as appropriate?

Who should attend?

Any individual with an interest in personal and community wellbeing, and the wellbeing benefits of nature connection. This workshop will be interactive, people should attend who are willing to listen and work with others and also actively participate in facilitated activities. We envisage that this workshop will introduce you to a broad network of individuals with different backgrounds but similar interests. We aim to create an active group of participants who will support the gathering of data and are willing to contribute to an Evidence Review report and other outputs as appropriate.

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Rm 1G05

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

75 Old Hawkhill

Dundee

DD1 5EN

United Kingdom

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