River Dreaming: a journey in active citizenship in south Devon

Nature Workshops CPD programme 2018


‘The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ Eleanor Roosevelt

Location: Totnes & the Dart River
Dates & Times: Sat 29th September 10am arrival (Totnes) to Sunday 30 September 1pm departure (Totnes)

Do you work in the natural world or deliver outdoor learning?
Have seen how powerful our love of nature can be?

You know the more we care about the natural world the more we want to protect it. You know the power of green time and fresh air, have worked with different people including vulnerable people on the margins, but how can these skills be used to help keep you in work while supporting your community?

Find out with Nature Workshops’ River Dreaming course of accredited professional development, where we will canoe* the mighty Dart River and wild camp in private woodland on its banks.

This practical workshop will use ancient and modern techniques in personal career and community development, taking metaphors from the natural surroundings and using your existing nature based skills to explore what you can do to enhance your career and support your community, by leaving no one behind.

We will build on your knowledge to explore concepts of diversity and active participation. Using the habitat for instruction, we will learn from each other to look at ways you can impact your community to help people affect change in their lives for the benefit of our collective future. From this highly practical experience you will go home with plans to affect positive changes in your own life, your local wildlife and you community.

Your leader is local ethnobotanist Jane Acton, whose career which spans community development, ecology,  herbalism and nature based learning, with skills developed in the High Andes, Snowdonia and the Cornish cliffs and countryside. Jane has also managed services in the public sector for very vulnerable families and has published academic work on the impacts of woodlands on mental health.

Let’s dream of a future where all of our communities are involved in protecting our natural resources and tackling climate change.

Location: Totnes & the Dart River
Dates & Times: Sat 29th September 10am arrival (Totnes) to Sunday 30 September 1pm departure (Totnes)
Cost options (includes all food):
Basic fee: £130 includes non-accredited certificate from Nature Workshops plus all food and drink.
Accredited course fee: £180 Laser accredited Level 3 “Active Citizenship in the local Community”

River Dreaming course £130

River Dreaming Application Form 2018

* In collaboration with Canoe Adventures, Totnes

Or you can pay by BACS  SC 089299  AC  65222548

Book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings are confirmed with receipt of payment and a completed application form.
Surplus income from this event will be used to offer bursaries for future workshops

‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance to the lives we lead.’ Nelson Mandela