Our story

Connecting people with nature,
because people need nature & nature needs people.


Based in the heart of the Peak District National Park, we offer consultation, training, delivery and support to environmental charities, organisations and businesses, schools, youth and community groups.

Founded by Katherine Clarke, Bee kinder is built on the principle that...

"No one will protect what they don't care about,

and no one will care about what they have never experienced."

Sir David Attenborough.

Katherine has been involved in the environmental sector for over 30 years, specialising in connecting people with nature and inspiring and enabling people to care for the environment. 

Bee kinder is based on the science behind...


The State of Nature report

"...humans don't protect what they don't know and value."

The five pathways to nature connection

Senses, emotion, compassion, meaning & beauty.

The Noticing Nature report

"Noticing nature has the greatest influence over conservation action."

Wellbeing benefits from natural environments

"...contact with nature provides benefits for health and wellbeing."

Psychology of behaviour change

By understanding the reasons behind people's behaviour, we can help them to contribute to nature conservation.

In 2019, whilst working for the National Trust, Katherine managed Jarvis Cocker's BE KINDER art project, celebrating people coming together to protest for social change.


In the words of Jarvis...

"...the landscape has now become everyone's responsibility.

Be kind to the landscape. Be kind to the environment.

Then stop, close your eyes for a moment and think how to be kinder..."

The trail incorporated artwork co-created by INSTAR through the LoudsPEAKer project. The artwork gave a voice to young people about the environment and their ambition for its future.

Bee kinder is proud to be born from the success of these projects;

continuing to give young people a voice, building relationships between people and nature and inspiring people to benefit from & care for the places they love.

 

“I probably got as much joy out of other people reconnecting with nature as I have got from reconnecting with nature myself.”

Chris Packham

 
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