Your Outdoor Practice Toolkit

Nothing beats sharing your love of the great outdoors with the next generation.

The Outdoor Teacher has the ultimate set of tools, activities and guides for anyone who recognises the value of nature in shaping young minds.

"Marina Robb brings such a breadth of life experience and deep nature connection to all her work that you immediately know you are in a ‘deeply’ and ‘safely’ held space. Her knowledge and honouring of the natural world and indigenous ways of knowing, while also willing to play with ideas, make all her trainings fulfilling and integral."

Jon Cree, Former Chair, UK Forest School Association

Nature as a Practice

Use our 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, delivered by experienced practitioners who share your passion.

Learn 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.

Case Study:

Read our Case Study on how Forest School builds self esteem

Testimonials for our Forest School Activities Online Training

Perfect for both the beginner and the experienced outdoor teacher

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.

Róisín DexterPrimary Teacher and Forest School Leader, Dublin

You really don’t need lots of equipment to get started

Even after all the years I have been teaching outdoor learning and facilitating Forest School, it was great to be reminded of the power and simplicity of creative play and learning. Marina slowly builds upon simple ideas, layer by layer and the possibilities soon become limitless. What I also love about this module is that you really don’t need lots of equipment to get started as the idea is to inspire and see where it takes you. You really don’t have to be an artist to do this module... just a willingness to have a go!

Charlie IrvingForest School Practitioner

A very skilled trainer

These excellent videos enable personal learning and explain the safety issues. A very skilled trainer, Marina provides practical demonstrations with detailed narratives to ensure learners have a good understanding.



Jennie LambGirlguiding Trainer & Forest School Practitioner

Take a look at some of the activities you’ll learn

Using Knives

In this lesson you will learn how to use secateurs and knives for some simple whittling. We will take another look at the ratios you may need to think about when using knives and other tools with children as well as revisiting some typical woods for whittling. We will also show you some clips from our ‘knife protocol’.

Fox Walking Game

Many of the games we enjoy enable a group to develop their natural senses and begin to increase their self and nature awareness. Fox walking, a way of walking that derives from watching and learning from predators like the fox, provides a skill to walk slowly and quietly through the woods.

How to make a Wooden Mallet

This activity teaches many useful skills from using the saw to knife work. It can be done with all ages, as long as we apply the different methods of using tools from the other videos.

The Forest School Activities Training

Our foundation training course comes with lifetime access to over 100 step by step inspirational videos and resources.
Designed for teachers and practitioners. Single modules are £47 +vat or save £100 when you buy the 8 module bundle

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