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
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