We know that many people fall into a pattern of over-consumption that leaves them not much happier (and often worse, if it leads to chronic debt and a cluttered life). This has serious implications for the environment and people’s well-being. This is known as the Hedonic Treadmill
With Chris Salisbury and guest contributors Martin Shaw, Bill Plotkin, Pat Fleming, Tony Spencer, Jon Cree, Tony Whitehead, Robin Bowman, Stephen Harding & Sebastian Kelly | One of the most effective ways to inspire and enrich ourselves, our communities and each other, is to find our way back to engaging wholeheartedly with the natural world. An extraordinary syllabus is available to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘nature connection’ in helpful and meaningful ways. Over the duration of the programme we expect students to pick up a broad base of skills and experience, to clarify which areas of environmental education they have a particular interest and talent for, and which client-groups they would like to work with. The journey will include night walks, earth walks, naturalist study, canoe-trips, role-play, ceremony, storytelling and a medicine walk. In addition, participants can choose three courses from a selection of WildWise’s professional training programme to focus and develop their skills further. There will also be an opportunity to attend short courses.
NEW! | March - end of July 2016 | If you are keen to learn the practical skills needed to grow food and practice horticulture whilst working with nature and biological cycles, and are willing to try new approaches, then this residency is for you.