The Biophilia Project was born to offer access to a variety of outdoor experiences, built around self-led initiatives. Created with the wellbeing of the children in mind, this project wants to create opportunities to explore, learn and connect with oneself, nature and others.

What can we help you with:

  • organizing and supporting child-led play session in nature (Explore and Play)
  • organizing and leading forest school sessions
  • creating and planning outdoor learning opportunities
Explore

Biophilia Project it's an appeal to explore, to be curious, to go beyond.

Learn

Biophilia Project it's a time and a space where the process of learning unfolds naturally and by doing that, it becomes more powerful.

Connect

The Biophilia Project promotes human connection and the biophilia concept, to find a balance with the virtual life brought by modern technology.

.. and intends to create a network of outdoor hubs in proximity to schools, where outdoor learning, free play, and self-led initiatives come together to support strong communities, wellbeing, and resilience.

Why are free play and self-led initiatives so important?

Play is a natural built-in process that has served our species for a long time. Through play emerge our educational instincts.

The natural environment for learning, the one where learning really thrive, is a space where individuals have the opportunity to have much free time and space in which to play and explore; (b) can mix freely with others of all ages; (c) have access to culturally relevant tools and equipment and are free to play and explore with those items; (d) are free to express and debate any ideas that they wish to express and debate; (e) are free from bullying (which includes freedom from being ordered around arbitrarily by adults); and (f) have a voice that is heard in the group’s decision-making process. (Peter Gray Ph.D.)

Why do I need a special hub. Can I simply go to the park?

Self-directed play and self-directed learning can happen anywhere and anytime, however, due to the complexity and structured dynamics of modern society, these natural processes tend to be taken away from us.

Children need the time and space for this kind of play and learning to happen.
This is what the Biophilia Project is all about.
We offer support to create that unstructured environment where child-led/youth-led initiatives can successfully thrive.

It’s free.

It’s fun.

It’s Biophilia.