Chris Wishart – Urban Outdoor Learning
I started working in the environmental sector in 2000.
I have worked for the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & the Black Country liaising with & Birmingham Parks Ranger service liaising with schools & community Groups across the West Midlands, delivering environmental management projects, outdoor learning & forest schools and training & providing advice on funding & grounds development.
I first undertook Forest School training in 2004, and has completed the Forest School OCN Level 4 delivered by Forest School Education and has been an associate trainer with Forest Schools education from 2010.
I have delivered Forest School courses at all levels (Entry level to level 3) to PGCE students, young adults with learning difficulties, environmental professionals and teachers.
As I currently work with a Primary School in the West Midlands coordinating Outdoor learning & delivering Forest Schools, I have ongoing hands on experience of how Forest Schools can be applied in the Schools system. I have long term experience of delivery in urban & challenging settings and have the practical experience to advise and guide trainees through their journey into the Forest School world.