Nature inspires creation.

Maybe you didn’t know that many of the wonders of modern technology are inspired by solutions that nature first designed?

For example, the ventilation system in smart buildings was created by studying termites and their shelters, and drones were designed by observing the fascinating maneuvering flight of the tiny hummingbird.

Human culture and nature are intertwined and inseparable.

From the beginning of man until today, nature has not stopped inspiring and shaping our culture, personal and collective identity. From the drawings prehistoric people created on cave walls, to the works of art we admire today, such as Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece Starry Night, nature has inspired artists around the world.

Without nature, we would not be what we are today. It is part of our inner being. It is necessary for our survival, good quality of life and creativity.

How can this website be inspiring and useful to you?

On this site you will find a wealth of information about the ways in which man, through culture, connects with nature. You will read interesting stories about people who protect nature through engagement in culture and you will reconsider your view on questions and topics in the field of culture and nature.

Nature & Society Guardians of Nature

Culture, as the theme of this site, refers to all forms of human creativity: art, history, science, politics, as well as the development of society and religion, spirituality, customs, traditions and more. You can also find interesting articles from these areas through a search fuction on the site.

The site especially supports students who want to write their student papers on some of the topics that connect nature and culture. On this site, students will find inspiration, additional resources in the form of books and scientific papers, and they can also contact us for support.

Student Corner

We invite journalists to be inspired by the topics on this website and write about the connection between culture and nature. On the site you will find a treasure trove of articles about occurrences, phenomena and experiences about how nature has influenced the shaping of human culture, personal and collective identity.

Media Corner

About the project “Bee Friendly to Nature”

This website was created as part of the project “Bee Friendly to Nature” whose goal is to develop evidence-based recommendations for pollinator conservation policies in Serbia, through: research, networking of stakeholders, strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and creating a culture of support and understanding for the implementation of nature conservation in Serbia.

The project is financed by the European Union, and is implemented by the ORCA organisation in partnership with the “Jelena Šantić” Foundation.

About project partners

ORCA is a civil society organisation that brings together, inspires and supports everyone who cares about nature and animals.

The “Jelena Šantić” Foundation empowers citizens, leaders of communities, to use engaged cultural initiatives to shed light on problems, involve citizens and respond to the needs of the community, creating a tolerant and solidary society.