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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 - a professional environmental service

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.

We encourage ideas for recovering, repurposing, 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 with and learn about the natural world and each other.

Your learning experience outdoors will involve you 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 and advice that motivates you to achieve your full potential and develop new skills so that you can make space for nature in your garden or local green place sustainably."

Our professional standards

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

  • Being a Member of the Royal Society of Biology (P0105677)
  • Maintaining my competence as a Chartered Biologist
  • Becoming an Accredited Member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (13279)
  • Qualifying to teach outdoors at further education level
  • 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.