Woodland Conference

On Wednesday 13th June the Forest of Avon Trust is co-ordinating Into the Woods – an outdoor event that will explore how activities in nature can provide health, social and educational benefits. This event is being run as part of its Natural Connections project and is being run through the Bristol, Bath & West Forest Education Network. The event will take place in Bristol’s Big Green Week and has been set up for health, social and education professionals who want to find out about activities in natural settings, such as Forest School, and how to develop future provision for groups and individuals they work with.

For those attending it will offer opportunities to:

  • Explore the benefits of these experiences to those involved through presentations and discussions.
  • Discover a range of activities through demonstrations and hand-on workshops.
  • Network and meet experienced outdoor professionals.

Rowena Kenny – Wildways Project Officer for South Gloucestershire Council, Freelancer and Academic will set the scene in exploring – The Power of Nature for Health and Wellbeing.  She will pull on her 20 years of experience to look at a range of examples that demonstrate the benefits that activities in nature can provide.

Presentations and hand-on workshops will include:  exploring the experiences and benefits of woodland activities for adults with learning difficulties, engaging families and early years groups with SEN in nature, Forest School activities with disengaged young people, sensory exploration activities in woodland, dens and fires with groups and exploring nature in the woods.

Timings and costs for the day are 10am – 1.30pm (please note these are the new timings for the day and the flyer is now incorrect). The cost to attend is £25. The event will be based at Lawrence Weston Community Farm’s Woodland in Bristol.

For further information and booking contact jonattwood@forestofavontrust.org or call 01179633383. For more information please download and circulate this flyer.


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