The Institute's Approach
The institute works to ensure the voice of outdoor learning is heard and valued across the UK. This takes many forms including: submitting evidence to government enquiries; providing comment and articles to national and regional press; advising regulatory bodies, policy makers and large scale commissioners of service and working with key stakeholders such as landowners, funders and business service providers.
The institute works in partnership with other organisations in the sector to ensure a more powerful and consistent voice. The institute providers direct support to the primary forum for this joint working, the Outdoor Council. The council’s other members are Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres, British Activity Providers Association, Christian Camping International, Field Studies Council, Outdoor Education Advisors Panel, Scout Association and Young Explorer’s Trust.
Keeping Up To Date and Direct Influencing
The institute seeks to provide opportunities for members to influence direct as well as speaking on your behalf. Member newsletter and direct emails are used to invite members to respond to consultations.
As an outdoor learning provider you are encouraged to develop a direct influencing relationship with your own MP. Many outdoor learning activities provide excellent opportunities for MP’s to engage with young people in dynamic surroundings.