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Rewilding Ourselves: Deepening Our Nature Connection

  • Sat 17th - Mon 19th March 2018.
    Course starts at 10am. Course fee £55 for each day.
    Low waged/Concession course fee £35 for each day.
    Note:- You must attend day 1 if you wish to attend day 2 and day 1 and 2 if you wish to attend day 3.
    Course fee does not include food or accommodation.
    Another course runs on Sat 23rd - Mon 25th June 2018.

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Course details

Awaiting your discovery at CAT are woodlands, lakes and re-wilded quarries, home to dormice, weasels, badgers, slow worms, otters, ospreys and eels, and rich in mosses, lichens, ferns, trees and wild flowers.

In this abundant playground we’ll reclaim our childhood curiosity and develop our powers of observation through play, mindfulness and practical nature connection exercises. Unseen and unheard, we’ll seek out the hidden wonders of nature we often miss by not paying attention, and learn to connect more deeply with nature, ourselves, and each other. To support our experiential learning, we will explore the theoretical underpinnings of nature connection, deep/radical ecology and systems thinking and explore where we humans fit in with it all.

A growing body of research shows that feeling more connected to nature increases happiness and well-being, health, quality of life and educational performance, and inspires us to take life-affirming action. Action is needed to transform our current socio-economic system, which does not honour our connection to the ecosystems that support life on Earth – with devastating results. Building a fair and sustainable society that supports and is supported by healthy ecosystems requires both structural and individual change. We must come into a new (or reconnect with an old) relationship with the natural world that moves beyond the view of humans as separate from nature.

Develop skills to interpret the natural world, such as tracking, understanding bird language and the body language of trees; Enjoy the benefits of spending time outdoors meaningfully connecting with nature; check out from all things digital, nourish and recharge your energy; Take a transformational journey that supports a wider perspective of time, space and awareness, supporting the development of an ecological sensibility and life-affirming action; Explore the theoretical underpinnings of nature connection, deep ecology and radical ecology; Discover how this theory and practise is an important part of a sustainable future.

Day 1 – Basic intro/taster
Day 2 – Going deeper.
Day 3 - Putting it all together.

Course fee does not include accommodation or meals, but can be arranged by calling 01654 704966.

Things you need to know

Note:- You must attend day 1 if you wish to attend day 2, and attend day 1 and 2 to attend day 3.

Most of the time on this course will be spent outdoors, so please bring plenty of warm layers, waterproofs, walking boots, and a flask for hot drinks.

You must be over the age of 18 years on the day this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) Course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

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or phone 01654 704 966

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