Over the 2016/2017 school year, high school students from Saskatchewan took part in four Songs 4 Nature songwriting workshops, including two at the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area. They learned about song structure and how to craft lyrics and melodies. Nature Inspires showcases their original nature-inspired songs.
One of the questions Songs 4 Nature aims to answer is, "Does creating music in a natural setting affect a person's sense of place?" Results suggest that creative activities like songwriting can lead to stronger connections to nature and increased motivation to protect it.