Charcoal workshop at EOE Derwent Water 2012Professional conferences can inspire, educate and refresh as well as being great places to renew aquaintances and meet fellow professionals in the fields of outdoor learning. I enjoy attending and participating but always prefer to contribute in some way if I can.

I am always happy to devise new workshops on themes associated with outdoor learning, forest education including practical skills, Forest School, experiential learning, creativity, learner autonomy, values/ attitudes/ politics and sustainability.  Feedback from participants has included comments such as:

really helped me think about how to facilitate creativity”

 “inspired me to keep on exploring woodlands at a physical, mental and emotional level”


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss an original and innovative workshop for your event.

Richard presenting at SNU seminar in Reykjavik 2014

I have been fortunate to be invited to present talks and workshops at the following excellent events in the past few years:

Samtök áhugafólks um útinám  March 2018 Laugarvatn, Iceland

GOZD – forest- the most beautiful and best teacher – Didactics of Outdoor Learning Conference. Oct 2017 CŠOD Bohinj ,Slovenia

EOE 2017 Plymouth Marjon University

Outdoor Education Innovation – Nov 2016 Szczecin, Poland

EOE 2016 – University of Salzburg

“Into the Wild” end of project conference. Podlesice, Poland 2016. 

Forest School Association Conference 2014

Forest Education Network
national networking event 2014

SNU teachers seminar 2014 – Reyjkavik, Iceland.

National Association of Field Studies Officers 2014

Forest School Association Conference 2013

Institute for Outdoor Learning South West  Conferences 2011 and 2013

EOE 2012 – Derwent Hill, England

7th European Forest Pedagogics Congress- Dunkeld, Scotland

EOE 2011 – Metsäkartano, Finland 

View images from a wide range of training events here.

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