4 episodes

Explore the past, present and future of human-nature connection with the Eden Project's Tod Coleman. He talks to passionate people, knee-deep in connecting people with the natural world, including scientists, storytellers and psychologists. 

Conversations in the Canopy Eden Project

    • Science

Explore the past, present and future of human-nature connection with the Eden Project's Tod Coleman. He talks to passionate people, knee-deep in connecting people with the natural world, including scientists, storytellers and psychologists. 

    Why is listening to nature good for us? | Environment and health researcher, Alex Smalley

    Why is listening to nature good for us? | Environment and health researcher, Alex Smalley

    The Eden Project's Tod Coleman takes a trek through the rich audio environment of our Rainforest Biome with Alex Smalley, a PhD Fellow at the University of Exeter and the Wellcome Trust, to find out how natural sounds can help people to boost their wellbeing and reduce fatigue and stress. Read more about Alex's research into how digital experiences of nature can impact wellbeing on the University of Exeter website.Watch a live stream from deep inside our Rainforest Biome and enjoy the tranqui...

    • 39 min
    Why do plants make us happy? | Counselling psychologist, Dr Georgina Gould

    Why do plants make us happy? | Counselling psychologist, Dr Georgina Gould

    The Eden Project's Tod Coleman visits London-based psychologist Dr Georgina Gould and hears about scientific evidence that shows how a daily dose of nature can improve our mental health and wellbeing.Read how Georgina applies this in her work at Dose of Nature, a charity established to promote the mental health benefits of engaging with the natural world. And once you've listened to this episode, why not get outside among the trees for your own dose?About the Eden ProjectThe Eden Project...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introduction by Tod Coleman

    Introduction by Tod Coleman

    Welcome to the Eden Project's Conversations in the Canopy podcast where we explore the past, present and future of human-nature connection.Eden's own Tod Coleman talks to passionate people who are knee-deep in connecting people with the natural world, including scientists, storytellers and psychologists. Beguiling sounds from non-human lifeforms also feature in every episode.Our hostTod is an Explainer and Tale Maker here at the Eden Project, giving walking tours of our garg...

    • 5 min
    Why do we owe our lives to tiny blue bacteria? | Eden Project's Dr Jo Elworthy

    Why do we owe our lives to tiny blue bacteria? | Eden Project's Dr Jo Elworthy

    Go on a breathtaking whistle-stop tour of the evolution of life on Earth with the Eden Project's Chief Science Engagement Officer, Dr Jo Elworthy, as she chats to host Tod Coleman. You'll be astounded by the greatest story ever told and you'll find out why a tiny blue bacteria played a particularly important role in all of us being here today!Technical note: Apologies for the slightly low volume of Tod's voice during the conversation. We experienced technical difficulties with the mic bu...

    • 54 min

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