Specialist Training
Training Short Courses

how nature changes people 2022

Techniques and tools for measuring the impact of nature connection and understanding the quality of people’s experiences. READ MORE

play in the outdoors 2022

How does the outdoors support 'the ecological and spiritual imagination of the mind' of the child?

facilitation skills for experiential environmental education 2022

 Creative practices and simple inquiries to help open deeper connections within the natural world. READ MORE

being nature: body, awareness, ecology 2022

 Achieving deep ecology and awakened perception through embodiment.

muir trek leadership training 2022

A special training opportunity for outdoor leaders to help people get to know a wild place in the spirit of John Muir, offered in partnership with The Institute for Earth Education. READ MORE

Working with trauma through embodiment in the natural world

 Learn how we, as outdoor practitioners, can support our learners through times of anxiety and trauma

WILD Power, Pride and Prejudice

This day is about you. And me. And us. And them.... Diving into issues connected to power, patriarchy and social injustice you will learn how to effectively hold space for everyone within a group

Leading Earthwalks 2022

The launching of the Institute’s new book with a whole new raft of wonderful Earthwalk activities means we are delighted to offer this long-awaited training course...

Shinrin Yoku: the Art & Science of Forest Therapy 2022

A practical & experiential day exploring our relationship with nature and encompassing the latest science and research into how trees heal us

mindfulness in nature: awakening with the land 2022

 a day-long retreat exploring the gifts of nature-based contemplative practice and deepening our intimacy with the wider natural world

environmental storytelling 2022

Explore the relationship between stories, storytelling & the natural world around us. READ MORE

forest skills TBC

 A resourceful and inspiring introduction to practical competence in the outdoors. READ MORE

advanced forest skills TBC

Complementing the Forest Skills 1 course, this day will develop skills to give teachers and environmental educators more confidence in leading groups outdoors. READ MORE

weft, weave, waffle: the craft of storytelling 2022

Narrative skills are an increasingly valued part of an educator's toolkit. Develop confidence and skills in this workshop on the craft of storytelling. READ MORE

emotional literacy 2022

 Increasing emotional literacy through work in the natural world. READ MORE

seeing the woods: Environmental Perception for Educators TBC

Learn how and what we perceive as we move about our environment and how as educators we can direct & facilitate discovery for others.

the alchemist's cupboard TBC

A day for experimenting with natural materials, weaving traditional ideas and modern perceptions to celebrate the biodiversity of our environment. 

tracking into deeper connection: an educator's toolkit TBC

Gain and/or deepen the skill-set in exploring the vast world of wildlife tracking. READ MORE

working with challenging behaviour TBC

 what challenges us as leaders in the outdoors? learn about the triggers & causes and ways to deal with it.

The Fireplace: Flaming fun for educators TBC

 learn the fundamentals for managing group fire activities

wild words & leafy pages TBC

Instant stories, sudden poems, an excitement of words...

itc certificate in outdoor first aid 2022

2 day environment specific, hands on & practically based course combining Unit 1 Emergency First Aid At Work & Unit 2 Outdoor Incident Management. READ MORE

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