Engaging with the natural environment
At Outward Bound, we consciously include strands of environmental learning into our programs. This complements our work to help participants understand more about themselves, how they work with others and fit into their wider environment. This explicit intent is supported by our approach to achieving our learning through authentic adventure where participants are immersed in the natural environment. Without contact with the environment we are not Outward Bound.
THIS STRAND OF OUR WORK IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE:
- Something special happens to participants when they spend prolonged time in the environment.
- It is our responsibility to facilitate and nurture the special experiences participants have in the environment when they are at Outward Bound.
- Participants are losing the opportunity to experience unstructured play in nature. By enabling this to happen we contribute not only to participant’s development, but to the good of the environment in general.