Staff and Volunteers

Beth Collier, Director

Beth is a Nature based Psychotherapist and anthropologist who teaches natural history and woodland living skills. She has a life long passion for nature stemming from a rural upbringing.

Beth helps people to feel at home in nature. She has a passion for holding spaces which help people to develop positive relationships in and with nature; she has extensive experience using natural settings as a therapeutic space.

Beth has a particular interest in supporting people of colour in finding their place in UK natural settings and creates opportunities for the representation of black leadership in nature.

She enjoys natural navigation, tracking and basketry and has experience of wilderness living in Scotland and Sweden. Beth has a certificate in Advanced Wilderness First Aid.

Beth also teaches emotional leadership skills to expedition leaders and outdoor practitioners.

She is a Trustee of the London National Park City Foundation and a Fellow of the London Environmental Educators Forum.

 Zahrah Vawda, Project Coordinator

Zahrah helps coordinate our programmes and manages our events . She has a background in media, using it to tell stories which inspire others to reconnect with the natural world.

Her work draws inspiration from her own interest in nature that was rooted through her childhood, but also the disconnect with it that she experienced growing up in the city. 

Through various projects, workshops and media, Zahrah has worked through diverse networks and continues to expand her exploration of the importance in the connection between people, culture and nature.