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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.

Lifelong activities

Outdoor learning

Motivating experiences

Sorbus Learning - professional trainers & consultants

Our Mission

To deliver sustainable lifelong learning for adults that involve motivating outdoor experiences of the natural world and wildlife. We help our learners develop the skills needed to create, restore, maintain and improve places for wildlife and people.

What we do

We work with others to deliver courses and workshops about ecology, conservation, countryside skills and rural crafts that are benefit to or inspired by habitats and wildlife. 

We provide ecological advice and share ideas for creating, restoring, maintaining and improving habitats for wildlife and conserving natural and historic landscapes.

Where possible we seek to do this recovering, re-using and recycling materials to make features, homes and ponds that attract nature into gardens or green spaces.

The wilding way

Wilding is a concept of making space for nature and allowing wildlife back to the landscape. It is restoring natural processes to our countryside, reviving degraded habitats, reintroducing depleted or missing species and encouraging ecosystems to become 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 give wildlife a chance and relax control so that they make space for nature.

Outdoor learning

We promote outdoor learning as a way to discover, engage, learn about and connect with the natural world and each other.

Your learning outdoors will involve transforming knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes and behaviours through direct engagement with the natural world.

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

Our Vision is...

"Providing outdoor learning activities that motivate you to achieve your full potential and develop new skills so that you can make space for nature in your garden or local green space."

Our professional standards

I ensure that we deliver good practice & high quality service by:

  • Being a Member of the Royal Society of Biology (M/No. P0105677)
  • Maintaining my competence as a Chartered Biologist
  • Affiliating to the Institute for Outdoor Learning (M/No. 13279)
  • Qualifying to teach at further education level outdoors
  • Developing my own knowledge, skills, experience, policy & procedures
  • Having professional indemnity & public liability insurance
  • Complying with legal requirements & commonly accepted best practice

We 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 are active in our local communities, and work together and with others to make our lives smarter, healthier, safer, fairer and greener.