Inspiring your team to connect creates more than just a fun workplace for your employees – it creates an engaging atmosphere that also boosts their loyalty and commitment to their work and to each other. The same concept also applies to participants in virtual events. By encouraging participation through interactive and hands-on activities, event planners can see engagement levels skyrocket, while team leaders can see company morale rise.
So what activities can the organizers exploit that are both virtual and practice ? It’s there that Streets Gardens shines. A company owned by minority women focused on engagement and well-being through nature, Streets Gardens designs, ships and produces in-house nature-inspired events and activity kits that are inclusive and accessible for diverse teams.
Why Streets Gardens‘The activities really work
Each of the Streets GardensEngagement Kits are inspired by nature and art, two mediums proven to improve overall mental health. In addition, working with your hands further activates your senses through touch and smell. Simply put: the fusion of that surge of serotonin and heightened senses with hands-on activity makes the experience more engaging.
Streets Gardens organizes and ships a sustainably packaged kit with everything needed, so that teams or participants can create something wonderful as a shared experience. It’s an experience that lives on through creation, whether it’s shared online with friends or displayed proudly at home or on a desk. Hands-on events create something that lasts longer than other team engagement activities. (Take the Garden Streets Bonsai Event, for example. Bonsai can last for years if properly cared for.)
Bonus: it doesn’t matter where the team members are. The company will ship the kits to national and international addresses and handle the tracking, so that even the most distant team member or event attendee can participate. From 10 to 300 participants and more, Streets Gardens is available on any preferred conferencing tool.
What practical activities inspired by nature look like
Streets GardensHands-on activities are great entertainment throughout the year for virtual and hybrid events, corporate meetings or conferences, but they also offer seasonal events (which double as thoughtful giveaways!) For the holidays. . Ready to jump in and find some ideas? Here are some options to explore all year round and depending on the season:
Succulent terrarium: Get your hands dirty building a beautiful terrarium during this fun and popular workshop.
Bonsai workshop: Learn how to plant and care for your own bonsai in an experience that yields lasting results.
Kitchen herb garden: Get all the herbs you need right in your kitchen at this perfect spring and summer event.
Four seasons watercolor: In this truly all-season experience, team members will learn to use seasonal colors and watercolor techniques to create a personalized keepsake.
Forever Flower Arrangement (Dried): This sustainable and eco-friendly workshop is as relaxing as it is informative with key design principles and step-by-step guidelines for a sustainable arrangement.
Kokedama workshop (foam ball): Participants will create a living sculpture during this activity. The end result is a perfect desk, window or patio accessory, whether hanging from a hook or as a centerpiece.
Making natural candles: Using soy wax, natural decorating materials and essential oils, team members will create a candle to their liking with their favorite decor and scents in a glass jar.
Nature Origami: Learn the ancient history of origami, as well as the techniques of making origami models in this meditative, stress-relieving activity.
Halloween Gingerbread House: Your team will love taking care of their dread (and sugar) with this Halloween-themed gingerbread house decorating activity.
Fall Harvest Pumpkin Centerpiece: Create your own centerpiece this fall with Streets Gardens‘Pumpkin Succulent Kit, filled with natural decor and moss to mix seasonal colors with your own design flair.
Making fresh holiday wreaths: Get ready for winter by creating your own fresh, evergreen holiday wreath with premium foliage and decor that will last the entire holiday season.
Birch centerpiece: Using a mix of evergreen foliage and festive decor, teams can create a cool centerpiece that will last for weeks, while the techniques learned will stick around forever.
The art of gift wrapping: Attendees will learn classic and advanced gift wrapping techniques that will take the gift offering to the next level.
Seaside ornaments: Capture a part of the beach with this ocean-themed ornament creation event. The kit includes little starfish, sand and all the glitter to make it shine!