I am a mother who is passionate about nature, which is why I studied biology and go out into the field when I can. With an eclectic career, I have travelled the world studying, learning and enjoying landscapes and people. Today I work as a consultant, speaker, trainer and university lecturer on sustainability, environment, education and conservation. I co-direct several projects that combine nature, education and health, such as the Saltamontes Nature Play Group, the first outdoor kindergarten in Spain, and the Inclusive Nature project, aimed at families with children with disabilities. I am cofounder of the National Federation of Nature Education (EdNa) and ambassador of the “Children of nature worldwide hand in hand” movement. On all these topics I have produced numerous technical and popular-scientific publications. To know more, I invite you to consult these links:
Education in nature is much more than “going out there”. Making good use of the outside environment for education, health and wellbeing requires an overview that needs to be acquired. Being outdoors is just as important as understanding the pedagogical and biological basis of nature-based education, preparing for the activity and analysing its results.
From my own experience and training, I can offer specialized support in aspects such as:
Background and rationale for education in nature
Outdoor education/free play for health and well-being
Outdoor learning in the school and family context
Risk-benefit analysis of outdoor education
Inclusive nature for vulnerable groups
Whether you are looking for a first approach to education in nature or are interested in deepening your knowledge in one of these aspects, request any of these options::
Courses and practical workshops (duration and content upon demand)
Lectures (for professionals, families, general public)
Seminars (for students)
Co-direction of academic work (for students)
Possible locations and formats are:
At our headquarters (GJN Saltamontes, in Collado Mediano, 30 minutes from Madrid)
Finally, if I can’t help you, I know who (surely) can!