Earth Day 2020 – The Art of Listening: Let Nature Do the Talking

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

An official Individual Initiative supported by Earth Day Network (

In honour of Earth Day on the 22nd April 2020, we at Dunami would like to invite you to participate in a small individual happening – a creative contemplation Anywhere Outdoors in Nature.

Please join us in shared time for a two-hour, individual artistic encounter with Nature in active listening and No Talking.

Anywhere Outdoors in Nature - Natural Nature Reserves

The outbreak of Coronavirus is forcing us all to adapt the way we live and interact. However, our relationship with Nature has perhaps never been more important. Spending time outdoors has been shown to have huge benefits for improving mental wellbeing, as well as physical wellness:

“We recognise that this will be a very stressful and anxious time for many people, and spending time outdoors and connecting with nature can provide a real boost for both physical and mental health. In a recent survey, around 9 in 10 outdoors visitors reported benefits to their mental and physical wellbeing, with 67% saying it helped them to relax and unwind and 64% saying it improved their physical health.

Where possible we would encourage people to relax and keep active by continuing to explore and enjoy their local nature reserves, parks and greenspaces.

Even simple activities such as getting out for a walk, breathing fresh air, listening to birdsong or noticing wild flowers can all greatly improve our wellbeing during this time of uncertainty and stress.” Scottish Natural Heritage

Most Natural Nature Reserves continue to be open to the public, although social distancing guidelines are expected to be followed. These natural spaces, including Newburgh Beach, where Anna will be reflecting, provide a fantastic space for us to pause, take time to engage in listening to sounds other than human noise.

An Invitation…

Join us in your own creative contemplation, from 10 am – 12pm on 22nd April 2020 Anywhere Outdoors in Nature, whilst we engage in listenin