Jim has a passion for engaging groups with the natural world. He has worked with international schools; training teachers to use their local environments for learning, also running residential courses and expeditions for their students. Jim specialises in embedding outdoor learning in the secondary curriculum; also in the group and risk management associated with this.
He has published a range of educational resources to enable teachers to educate outside the classroom and is the co-author of the publication Environmental Learning Cards, produced by the British Outdoor Education Advisors Panel. He is also an active STEM ambassador
Jim graduated from the University of Hull in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Ecology. He worked with a wide range of students teaching field studies in Ecology, Geography and Science. In 2008 he gained an MSc (Distinction) in Conservation and Land Management from the University of Wales, Bangor.
“Jim… what a superb day. It was practical, educational, interactive and lots of fun! I now have a load of easily transferable ideas/activities I could share with my colleagues at school. I know the children will really enjoy them! Many many thanks for your knowledge, patience and good humour!
– Marion Sinclair, Lindley Festival of Outdoor Learning