Share Your Story

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Ready to share your nature connection story?

Your story can be about any way that you connect with or experience nature – where you go, what you do, what you see, feel, hear. You can describe a place, or your experience, or tell us about something that happened. The Nature Connection research team will use all the stories to build our understanding of what nature connection is, and its benefits. Your story will help create positive changes to health and environmental policies, and help connect others with nature too.

Submit your story

It’s easy to submit your story online – no printing, mailing, or paper needed! 

We use Dropbox and Qualtrics to store your information. Your details and documents are 100% private and secure. They are only accessible by The Nature Connection Project team.

STEP 1:

Click the ‘Consent Form’ button below. A website will open in a new window. Please click through the pages and fill in the questionnaire. 

STEP 2:

Click the ‘Upload Story’ button below. You will be taken to the Dropbox website. Simply click and drag your documents – written stories, photos, videos – or click the ‘upload’ button.

Thank you for submitting your story to The Nature Connection Storytelling Project and contributing to our research!

If you’d like to download a copy of our Public Release and Consent form to print for your own records or reference, click here to access our Resources. Please note, we only accept website submissions using our online consent form above (Step 1). 

If you have any issues with submitting your story above, please contact us.

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Submission Tips

You may choose to use the materials on this site to write or create your own story about connecting with nature, and the story is yours to keep. You also have the opportunity to upload your story via our ‘share your story’ portal to be published on the website. You still own the story, but you are required to also upload a signed consent form with it because your story then becomes part of our research project. Any storytellers under the age of 15 require additional parental or guardian signed consent.

Written Stories

The story can be as long or short as you like, aim for around 150-200 words.

Include a short and catchy title

Visual Stories

Visual files need to be high quality png, jpg or MP4 video files, suitable for website and social media platforms. If you are using stories with pictures of people other than yourself, you must declare you have their permission for publication on the Public Release Form.

Audio Stories

You can record your stories on your phone or other recording methods, and upload them to the website.

Need help?

Fill in the form below and one of our project team will be in touch.