Into the woods: about the significance of woods and wilderness for youth work in Europe

7 to 10 October 2011

What was the event?

The seminar that brought together practitioners and academics from around Europe interested in outdoor and experiential education linked to formal education and non-formal youth work. It examined different ways and purposes of approaching and using nature in outdoor education and aimed to build up networks of practical cooperation and knowledge transfer.

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Liz O’Brien of Forest Research presented ‘Why woods? Growing adventure and the importance of contact with trees and woodlands’.

Who was the event suitable for?

Researchers and practitioners interested in outdoor education and learning.

Where did the event take place?

Youth Centre Metsäkartano
Metsäkartanontie 700
73900 Rautavaara

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