The Outdoor Teacher Online

The Outdoor Teacher is an online learning resource for anyone who wants to share their love of the great outdoors with the next generation.

It’s full of accessible, bitesize training videos to revise your skills, refresh your practice, organise your ideas and take them to the next level. You’ll find simple, step by step advice about how to combine your practical knowhow with the natural world around you to focus on key developmental skills like teamwork, creativity and communication, or support emotional growth, motivation and self-esteem. To find out more go to this link.

Learn online so you can practice in nature

Pathways to take learning outside

Children learn, develop and thrive in different ways and in different environments. The Outdoor Teacher believes in the power of the natural environment to help pupils embrace learning with greater motivation, focus and happiness.

Modules are taught through instructional video’s with supporting documents (including risk assessments) to support you learning at your own pace and to help bring outdoor learning to your own setting.

Teaching outside the classroom

The Outdoor Teacher offers high quality online training courses suitable for:

  • Teachers and educators
  • Forest School practitioners
  • Home Schoolers / Parents
  • Health & Wellbeing practitioners

If you are not satisfied with the course you can get your money back within 30 days.

You have unlimited access for life to the lessons and videos, across all your devices.

Prefer to try before you buy? You can access a FREE 5 video mini-course without any obligation.

Cooking on a Fire module

The 8 Modules series

Module 1: Fire and Pedagogy
Module 2: Ropes & Knots
Module 3: Cooking on a Fire
Module 4: Shelters & Play
Module 5: Natural Crafts & Play
Module 6: Using Tools
Module 7: Wild Plants & Foraging
Module 8: Nature Awareness Games

You can buy modules individually (includes videos and useful documents) or save over €100 when you buy all eight modules at once which you can keep for a lifetime.

“Having learned my outdoor skills on face-to-face courses, I initially couldn’t understand how they could be learned online.. but The Outdoor Teacher has shown me that they absolutely can! And, in fact, with some extra advantages. For example, I was able to rewind and watch something again in order to take it in more fully or practise it. Marina brings to the screen her decades of experience teaching in the outdoors. Each technique is explained and demonstrated very clearly, with lots of background information and ideas – perfect for both the beginner and the experienced outdoor teacher. I highly recommend The Outdoor Teacher for educators, parents and anyone wishing to share their passion for the outdoors.”

Róisín Dexter, Primary Teacher and Forest School Leader, Dublin

Gain confidence and knowledge underpinned by tried and tested safe practices to go and learn with nature.