Ground your knowledge. Extend your skills. Gain confidence in taking groups outdoors
Does this sound familiar? Perhaps you already have a keen interest in
outdoor learning. You might have taken CPD courses. Or downloaded a
bundle of Forest School activities.
You know that working with nature benefits young and older people alike.
In particular, in a COVID world, you’ve seen how access to green space helps
people manage their mental and physical health.
Elsewhere, you can’t escape news stories of real people suffering the
consequences of climate change.
For these reasons, you know Governments worldwide are taking nature
We’re all collectively thinking… is Mother Nature right after all?
Because Mother Nature is like any other mother. It:
- Provides food and nutrients
- Comforts and soothes
- Answers our every need
If you’re a teacher, healthcare worker or outdoor practitioner considering
taking groups of people outdoors… you know outdoor learning and nature-
based sessions require considerable planning.
In addition to having a tool kit of tried and tested outdoor learning activities,
you know outdoor learning and wellbeing sessions involve a change of
Moreover, they require risk assessments.
Perhaps you need to convince colleagues/senior staff.
Perhaps you still need to convince yourself.
You ask yourself, does the result justify the means?
It’s a familiar story.
But don’t worry. You’re not alone.
These are the reasons why I co-authored the book “The Essential Guide to
Forest School and Nature Pedagogy.”
The book discusses the models, methods, worldviews, and values that
underpin teaching in nature.
So, where am I going with this?
Because of the excellent reaction to the book, I’ve decided to take the themes,
and show you how to put them into practice by converting them into a new
online training course.
What makes this new Forest School and Outdoor Learning Online Training course so special?
My new Advanced Certificate in Forest School and Outdoor Learning digs
deep into the learning and theory behind nature connection and outdoor
The aim is to build the context and make the practical activities you’ve learnt
so far, easier to apply in real-life settings.
As social psychologist Kurt Lewin said: “There is nothing so practical as good
What the Advanced Certificate in Forest School and Outdoor Learning online training course will cover
You’ll learn the connection between outdoor practice and:
- Mental health (cognitive, problem solving, communication)
- Physical health
- Spiritual health
To help locate you and your groups to the place and moment, I plan to release
my online course modules in line with the changing seasons.
You can expect each module to include a sensory meditation and a
What’s included in this course?
Click on the image below to download a PDF of the full course contents:
You’ll learn the concepts behind the techniques
We’ll dig deeper into the process of what happens when you teach someone
how to light a fire or forage from the wild.
Because you’re not just teaching practical skills. You’re also teaching people
communication and collaboration skills. You are meeting their needs. And
building resilience and satisfaction. Plus, you’re boosting psychological and
emotional wellbeing. Thereafter, you’re assisting physical and developmental
As a result, life feels more meaningful.
At the same time, you’ll learn all the health and safety aspects you need to
know to take groups of people outdoors.
You’ll get ideas to solve real-life problems
When you understand the ‘why’ behind your practical knowledge, you can
apply your practical knowledge in real life.
You’ll find it easier to plan and carry out practical activities.
Because when you understand the theory, you can make sense of evidence-
based outdoor learning practice.
How visual and engaging online content makes it easy for you to understand the theory and learn
My seasonal webinars will broaden your skills and understanding of outdoor
learning and outdoor teaching. What’s more, they’re convenient. You can
watch live or playbacks from the live recording.
Then, my videos will bring your online course to life and give you a practical
learning experience. Better still, they’ll aid retention.
After that, my live events will cement your knowledge by allowing you to ask
But that’s not all. You’ll also get access to a wide range of downloadable
resources – meaning you’ll always have back up information at your fingertips.
Finally, you can expect an expert to deliver all the content – me!
When does the Advanced Certificate in Forest School and Outdoor Learning launch?
The Advanced Certificate in Forest School and Outdoor Learning opens on
28th January 2022 and enrolment will be open for 5 days.
How do I sign up to this new outdoor learning online training course?
The Advanced Certificate in Forest School and Outdoor Learning Course is open for enrolment from 28th January to 1st February 2022 and you can learn more and enrol by clicking the image below:
About the Author:
Marina Robb (Bsc; PGCE; MA; Msc; Author) is Founder and Managing Director of Circle of Life Rediscovery Community Interest Company and The Outdoor Teacher Ltd, both leading organisations that aim to transform education and health through nature.