Join us for a weekend online symposium as we embark on an adventure that follows an old trail once made by species like the wolf, the lynx, the beaver and Auroch from the southern tip of South West England to the ancient Caledonian forest of Scotland.
It’s a trail into deep trouble, but we reckon it’s the kind you’ve been hoping for but didn’t know how to ask. This journey is an apprenticeship of sorts, to the wisdom of the wild and as such, will inevitably ask troubling questions of us. We are inviting you to take an intuitive and courageous leap to address the complex and mysterious invitations endlessly issuing forth from the few wild places left in Britain.
Chris founded and currently directs WildWise, an outdoor education and training organisation in 1999, after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a professional background in the theatre, a qualification in drama-therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world on courses he facilitates in the UK and abroad. He has worked with and been profoundly influenced by Ray Mears, Bill Plotkin, Joanna Macy, Martin Shaw, David Whyte amongst very many others. He the director of the acclaimed ‘Call of the Wild’ Foundation programme at Embercombe, where he also directs the yearlong programme ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.
He is also known as a professional storyteller (aka ‘Spindle Wayfarer’), and is the co-founder and Artistic Director for both the Westcountry and Oxford Storytelling Festivals. He is also a theatre ensemble teacher for the International Schools Theatre Association.
Chris is married with 4 children and lives in enchantment on the edge of the Dartington’s forest with his astonishing dog ‘Dexter’…..