How Nature Can Teach Children to Become Leaders

TED Talks
Friday, 21st October 2016

For the future of our planet, and our communities, it is vital for our children's education to change.

This powerful TED talk by headteacher Richard Dunne, explores how incorporating lessons from nature into education, can move us towards a more sustainable future.

The patterns and systems of nature (biomimicry) can be applied to all aspects of children's education, helping them become leaders.


As Richard says, "we are nature" and the main focus of his talk is the importance of learning and mimicking nature's harmony.

We found this film thanks to Huw Richards, a teenage Youtuber, who has an article in our latest issue, about The Next Generation. Find out more here:

Useful links on biomimicry

Video: Using biomimicry to build a centenary city in Nigeria

Useful links on education

Book: Outdoor Classrooms

Earth education: permaculture for kids

Integrative education for young adults

Permaculture courses:

How the garden works in educating children