Inspiring Outdoors was established in 2007 to encourage experiential learning by offering environmental education including growing, a consultancy on embedding learning outside the classroom and sustainability in the curriculum, continuing professional development and interpretation design.
Founder and lead trainer
Over 23 years' experience teaching pre-school to university students & adult groups including being Head of Centre at Gibraltar Point NNR & Secondary Science Teacher
PGCE Secondary Science & BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
Gold winner of the Green Apple Award 2015 for energy reduction project with Lincolnshire County Council
OCN Level 3 Forest Schools Leader
Accredited Trainer and Facilitator with Learning through Landscapes
RHS Level 3 Certificates in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction, and Planting & Plant Growth, Health & Applied Propagation
Outdoor Learning Card Trainer
Member of Learning Through Landscapes, Forest Schools Association, Forest Education Network, Outdoor Learning Wales Network
Level 3 Forest School First Aid
“Training was thoroughly enjoyed by all staff from foundation stages to KS2. Activities showed progression of skills & development throughout the whole school” - Head at Keresforth Primary, Barnsley Nov 2018
Great training. Good to see how things could work safely. Local Nature Grants Training, Ysgol Gynradd Llanfair-ym-Muallt Oct 2018
“Really enjoyable , practical & helpful. Excellent trainer - knowledgeable & tailored to our needs - thanks!."Richard on RHS - a year in the school gardening club course, Denbighshire, Wales Nov 2018
As well as developing the Inspiring Outdoors Explorer Packs Kim is currently working for Woodland Trust, Royal Horticultural Society, Learning through Landscapes - Local School Nature Grants, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom - assessor for Schools Mark & Quality Badge and running a Forest School playscheme at Copthill Primary School in the holidays.
Over the last 13 years Kim has delivered work for Learning through Landscapes - Polli:Nation project, Send a Cow, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Energy from Waste, CfBT Education Trust, Cornerstones Education Ltd, Creative Partners, Sheffield Arts Education, Peak District National Park, Centrica, Groundwork Sheffield, Emirates Environmental Group/British Council, Optimus Education with Teaching Expertise, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Project, and numerous schools in Yorkshire, Essex, East Midlands and Wales. She also founded the Lincolnshire Forest School and Woodland Network.
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