Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum. A CONVENTION IN
COUNTY CORK, IRELAND
An inspiring event for parents,
early years professionals and policy
makers, exploring the benefits of
outdoor learning.
9-10 MAY 2022 & 10-12 MAY 2023 Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

RICHARD LOUV

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, and Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness, and his newest book is Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives – And Save Theirs, now available in paperback, is published by Algonquin. His books have been translated and published in 24 countries, and helped launch an international movement to connect children, families and communities to nature. He is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
PROF. HELEN BILTON

Award-winning lecturer and academic with an international reputation for her work in outdoor education.

MAUREEN GAFFNEY

She is a much sought-after speaker and has addressed businesses in Ireland, the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
DEBORAH SOMORIN

An inspiring social entrepreneur who has overcome adversity to improve the lives of young, single mothers.

TIM GILL

Tim Gill is a global advocate for children’s outdoor play and mobility.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
TONY HUMPHREYS

One of Ireland’s most notable psychologists and authors, working with families, schools and communities.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

RICHARD LOUV

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books. He is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
DEBORAH SOMORIN

An inspiring social entrepreneur who has overcome adversity to improve the lives of young, single mothers.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
PROF. HELEN BILTON

Award-winning lecturer and academic with an international reputation for her work in outdoor education.

MAUREEN GAFFNEY

She is a much sought-after speaker and has addressed businesses in Ireland, the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

TIM GILL

Tim Gill is a global advocate for children’s outdoor play and mobility.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
TONY HUMPHREYS

One of Ireland’s most notable psychologists and authors, working with families, schools and communities.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

RICHARD LOUV

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books. He is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
PROF. HELEN BILTON

Award-winning lecturer and academic with an international reputation for her work in outdoor education.

MAUREEN GAFFNEY

She is a much sought-after speaker and has addressed businesses in Ireland, the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
TONY HUMPHREYS

One of Ireland’s most notable psychologists and authors, working with families, schools and communities.

Child, Children, childhood, Play, Outside, outdoors, outdoor learning, learning, outside, playing, playing outside, families, early years, early years teacher, early years professionals, forest schools, nature, nature walks, childcare, forest schools, nature activities, childhood, healthy Ireland, heathy living, growing up, conference, convention, early childhood education, education, fun, raising babies, raising boys, raising girls, raising families, hours outside, best conference, weather, wild swimming, wilderness, last child in the woods, natural navigation, green, sustainability, best convention, best conference. Cork, Cork county, Visit Cork, Failte Ireland, Fota Island resort, Fota Island. Gillian Powell, Ollie Sheehan, Averil Sheehan, Mary Geary's childcare, Care-a-lot childcare, Thrive Nature Activities for Families and Children, David Coleman, Maureen Gaffney, Helen Bilton, Forest Schools, Outdoor Curriculum.
DEBORAH SOMORIN

An inspiring social entrepreneur who has overcome adversity to improve the lives of young, single mothers.

TIM GILL

Tim Gill is a global advocate for children’s outdoor play and mobility.

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