WHAT IS DADIMA’S CIC ABOUT?
Dadima’s is a friendly, intergenerational walking and talking community. Our events are free to attend (unless specified), to encourage engagement and support our social impact goals. Dadima’s work is mainly delivered through organised monthly nature events, predominantly held around the Chilterns AONB (Area of National Beauty). Our monthly events include inspiring guest speakers/experts sharing their knowledge on a range of nature topics. Dadima’s aims to encourage people from all cultural backgrounds and ages, to enter and enjoy the countryside, following the Countryside Code. Through informal guided monthly events, we encourage people to get curious about nature and get involved as Dadima’s Citizens of Science.
As part of our monthly events, we promote the following values:
Our walks and talks are open to people of all faiths and diverse backgrounds, and we particularly encourage ethnic minority groups to participate because of the disparities of engagement in nature spaces. We are keen that everyone enjoys and benefits from the beauty and richness of the countryside and natural landscapes.
We aim to co-create a safe space for individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds to be present and enjoy nature.
Engagement and enjoyment
All participants are encouraged to engage with nature in ways that they enjoy. Our walks are a catalyst for community building conversations, nature curiosity and knowledge development around important agendas such as climate change, biodiversity, the countryside code and the beauty of wildlife and plantlife more broadly.
Benefits of Dadima’s walks and nature events:
Based on community feedback and our observations as walk leaders
Creating a safe space for intergenerational conversations
Breaking barriers through walking conversations
Sharing diverse stories and lived experiences
Raising intercultural awareness across communities
Making new friendships
Taking on the role of a Dadima’s Ambassador, and benefitting from training with experts
Overcoming inhibitions and fears
Promoting movement and a more active/healthier and spiritual lifestyle
Promoting good mental health and wellbeing, and feeling more connected with nature
Developing a curiosity to learn about new nature topics and important agendas