"Outdoor Learning is a broad term that includes: outdoor play in the early years, school grounds projects, environmental education, recreational and adventure activities, personal and social development programmes, expeditions, team building, leadership training, management development, education for sustainability, adventure therapy ... and more".
There is at last universal acceptance that people in developed, consumer-driven countries are living nature-free lifestyles, and scientists now recognise that this can be harmful to our physical and mental health and wellbeing. There can be no doubt that our disconnection from nature is at the heart of our current ecological crisis.
Richard Louvs' book 'Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder' (Algonquin), 2005 - translated into 9 languages and published in 13 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature.
But simply providing natural spaces and leaving wilderness for people to enjoy is not enough.
I am a highly experienced outdoor interpreter and educator and can provide a wide range of both formal and informal activities for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.
Activities include nature trails, wildwalks, wild days and nights out, tracking, bushcraft and storytelling.
All activities are carefully designed to immerse participants in nature so that they can better appreciate the interconnectedness and delicate balance they are a part of, and even develop a sense of reverence towards our planet home.
I'm fully CRB checked and insured, and a member of the Institute of Outdoor Learning.
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