Fostering a connection
Help your clients engage with the environment
The ‘Fostering a Connection’ course was designed by Lun Roberts (ER Outdoors), Jim Langley (Nature's Work) and Joe Roberts (Natural Resources Wales) to meet the needs of outdoor providers wishing to engage their clients with the environment and to foster their connection to it.
It offers an opportunity to try out games, quizzes and other activities
designed to help foster our clients’ connection to the environment, to
discuss these new ideas with fellow practitioners and to develop our
Connection can take place on many levels (intellectually, practically,
emotionally, spiritually, through our senses and through our creativity)
and the activities on offer reflect this diversity.
We are not trying to teach field studies or asking people to become
walking encyclopedias of flora and fauna. Instead we offer activities
which can be fitted seamlessly into existing outdoor courses.
Resource manual included in the price. Includes a picnic or barbeque lunch depending on location
This course is designed to:
- Allow you to explore the importance of feeling connected to our environment
- Give you the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques for fostering that connection
- Provide you with a toolbox of ideas for engaging people with their environment at many different levels
- Examine how we connect with all aspects of our environment (natural and man-made, tangible and intangible, long lasting and ephemeral, modern and historical)
- Look at ways of adapting what we already do and how we do it so as to encourage connection
- Create action plans for making our lives and practice more sustainable on every level (including environmental, economic and cultural) and look at how we might help others do the same
- Exchange ideas, develop totally new ones and have fun trying them out on each other
How to enquire/book:
When you enquire via CMS please quote MTA18/19 or MIA18/19 to ensure that you receive your £20 discount of the price of the workshop.
Eluned (Lun) Roberts started out as a Geography teacher in a secondary school. Having seen the power of taking groups into nature to do fieldwork she soon moved across into outdoor education. Since then she has gained over thirty years’ experience of leading groups in the outdoors including devising and delivering fieldwork and multi-activity courses at Outdoor Education Centres, delivery of NGB awards, taking groups abroad on a freelance basis, and running management training courses. She ran the Institute for Outdoor Learning’s professional accreditation scheme for several years and still coaches and assesses for them. In addition to being a qualified teacher (MEd), she holds an MIA and is a Leading Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.