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Our commitment to you

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Nurturing skills

Learning outdoors

Motivating experiences

Improved wellbeing

Sorbus Learning - a collective of environmental professionals

Based near Dorking in Surrey RH3 7LT

Our Mission

To lead change by nurturing the skills needed to create, restore, maintain and improve places for wildlife.

To influence behaviour through our motivational outdoor experiences of the natural world and wildlife.

To change lives by connecting people to nature and thereby improving their health and wellbeing.

Changing lives

We lead change by working with others to form collectives that plan, resource and deliver sustainable community-based projects that benefit people and wildlife.

We influence behaviour by planning and delivering courses and workshops about ecology, conservation, countryside skills and rural crafts that are of community interest. 

We change lives by creating, restoring, maintaining and improving habitats for wildlife and conserving natural green places and historic landscapes for people.

Growing wild

Wilding is a concept of making space for nature and encouraging wildlife back to the landscape. It is restoring natural processes to our countryside, reviving degraded habitats, reintroducing depleted or missing species and allowing our ecosystems to become naturally self-regulating again.

Nature is comprised of an intricate web of interactions that enrich our lives, help nourish the natural environment and give our planet a greater capacity to cope with human impact. We encourage our learners to grow wild plants, give wildlife a chance and relax control so that they make space for nature.

Learning outdoors

We promote outdoor learning as a way to discover, engage with and learn about the natural world and wildlife. Our learning experiences will nurture your skills and help you change behaviours through direct engagement with the natural world.

We help communities, groups, families and individuals reflect about themselves, learn about each other and connect with nature. The motivating experiences you have with us will be a catalyst for your learning, personal development, health and well-being.

Our Promise is...

" To strive to be global citizens by being aware of and understanding nature, the wider world and our place in it. As individuals and teams we will be active in our local communities, and work together and with others to make peoples lives smarter, healthier, safer, fairer and greener."

Our professional standards

We deliver high quality projects & good practice as:

  • Registered Community Interest Company (CN:13256751UK)
  • Chartered Biologist (CBiol) & Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB Ref. P0105677)
  • Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (APIOL Ref. 13279)
  • Registered Instructor & Assessor with LANTRA (ID Code: 949510)
  • Vetted by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS ID:P0003W5ZNON)
  • Insured for professional indemnity, public & employer liability (Markel UK Ltd Ref. CD51959)

  • Qualified to teach at Further Education Level (City & Guilds PTLLS)