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2021 UK OL Sector Conference

2021 UK Outdoor Learning Sector Conference


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17th – 18th November 2021
Yarnfield Conference Centre


It’s time to get together. It’s time to consider some of the more difficult questions facing outdoor learning across the UK. It’s time to identify the key strategic development priorities for outdoor learning and the role we might all play to deliver them.

Our sector is at a unique time in its history and has never been stronger or better placed to consider these themes. The coherence and shared working celebrated in 2018 is well rooted now as we move to merge organisations and improve services and support for members.

This event needs to be slightly different to previous sector conferences and will have restricted attendance as a form of Covid risk management. Consequently, it is specifically aimed at individuals who are engaged in development of the outdoor learning sector across the UK or who represent key stakeholders in the outdoor learning community. We aim to get back to normal next year to offer a full conference with workshops that provide CPD opportunities for all levels of outdoor learning practitioner.

Day One - Keynote

Nature Connectedness - a key for unlocking well-being, conservation and learning.

David Sheffield
I’m a health psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Derby. My interests and expertise includes how people connect to nature for the well-being of themselves, their communities and nature itself. The work I have been doing includes interventions with the RSPB, the Tree Council and other conservation charities.





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