Moray environmental group cast their net down the coast

Wild Things! training expertise sought out by Fife group.
Wild Things! training expertise sought out by Fife group.

A MORAY ENVIRONMENTAL charity is casting their net outside the region for the first time by agreeing to deliver a coastal activity leader course outside their home region.

Wild Things! have agreed to join forces with the Kinghorn-based Ecology Centre for the course that is aimed at increasing access to outdoor learning as well as improving health and wellbeing for people and their coastlines.

The experience gained by the charity has become a marketable commodity in delivery of courses that offer unique training, combining instruction in safety practice and outdoor learning, naturalist skills and marine conservation.

Courses are aimed at teachers, wildlife rangers, outdoor instructors or anyone interested in providing outdoor learning opportunities. The course will be the first in the UK to specifically address the coastal environment as a specific environment for delivery of outdoor learning. Participants will benefit from a lasting legacy of increased employability by gaining naturalist, conservation and leadership skills.

Jennie Martin, Founder and Executive Director of Wild things!, explained: “We are just delighted to be able to join forces with an organisation like The Ecology Centre to deliver our Coastal Activity Leader Training course.

“The East Neuk of Fife has such a wonderful stretch of coastline, which offers local school pupils and other groups a fantastic playground for learning about the natural environment and how important it is to conserve it.

“I’m excited to deliver this course in a new region, which will hopefully support the health and wellbeing of local people by increasing their access to outdoor learning.”

The Coastal Activity Leader Training course offers an opportunity to receive accredited training in outdoor learning. Full information can be found on the wild things! website:
www.wild-things.org.uk/our-events/coastal-activity-leader-training/

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