Our Nature Guides will support urban residents in developing their relationship with nature and with others; facilitating people in exploring beautiful natural settings in London and beyond, through walks and woodland experiences.
We are pleased to provide a unique opportunity within the only black led nature skills training for people of colour in the UK. Places are limited with 6 Nature Guide candidates selected each year.
Wild in the City’s Nature Guides will open up nature and the countryside to urban residents
This training is open to volunteers who have undertaken the Nature Connectors course, which forms a pre requisite and first component of the guiding programme; in which we reflect on our own relationship with nature, as people of colour and give grounding to the values which help develop positive relationships in and with nature.
This in-depth training will deepen knowledge, skills and connection, covering walk leadership, woodland living skills, natural history and ecotherapy.
Through the Nature Guide training programme we will;
- build a team of people of colour leading experiences in nature
- develop volunteers confidence in the outdoors and as leaders
- create a secure base for our communities in nature
- change the landscape of provision and delivery within the environmental field, making it more inclusive
Meet the Guides
Suzanne is a Nature Guide and facilitator with Wild in the City. She enjoys getting outdoors in all weathers and is passionate about leading others, whether new or experienced, into nature.
She also practices psychotherapy in nature, enjoys bushcraft, camping, sea swimming and likes to plot new routes across the South Downs, her local green playground. This year she aims to walk moors and highlands to prepare for hill walking leadership.
She is also a Gestalt psychotherapist and course facilitator at Nature Therapy School and Re-Vision. She designs and delivers CPD for counselling/psychotherapy training organisations.
Her ongoing research explores the interconnections between belonging and identity, ancestral embodied knowledge and the natural world.
Deborrah is a Wild in the City Nature Guide and facilitator. She enjoys experiencing the different seasons and likes to hike, plant and swim outdoors.
Deborrah is a psychotherapist, who also works in nature. She is a supervisor and facilitates groups and trainings for staff within organisations who work with mental health and trauma.
Sign up to learn more about our Nature Connectors programme
Nurture a closer relationship with the natural world and with others.