Discounted course for SWOAPG Members:
Please find attached a flyer for a course that members might be interested in. It’s called ‘Fostering a Connection’ and was designed specifically with outdoor learning providers in mind by Joe Roberts (Natural Resources Wales), Lun Roberts (ER Outdoors) and Jim Langley (Nature's Work) in response to an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) initiative. The usual price is £50 for a 9 to 5 one day course, but the one held at Stackpole Centre Pembrokeshire on March 16th is available to your members at a discounted price of £30.
The course offers an opportunity to try out games, quizzes and other activities designed to help foster clients’ / pupils’ connection to the environment, and to discuss these new ideas with fellow practitioners and teachers so as to develop practice. Connection can take place on many levels (intellectually, practically, emotionally, spiritually, through our senses and through our creativity) and the activities on offer reflect this diversity. This course does not try to teach field studies or ask people to become walking encyclopaedias of flora and fauna. Instead it offers activities which can be fitted seamlessly into existing outdoor sessions. An e-manual of teaching resources is included in the price. This workshop is recognized as CPD for members of the Mountain Training Association and the Association of Mountain Instructors. A picnic or barbeque lunch is included.