The Wild things! Field Team
As well as overseeing the strategic direction of the charity, Jennie also spends her time developing and delivering a variety of programmes at Wild things! including our accredited training courses to adults.
Jennie holds an MSc in Ethnobotany, is a qualified Forest School Leader, a Bushcraft Practitioner, has a qualification in Biological Recording from Birmingham University and a certificate in Medical Herbalism from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine.
Holly joined the Wild things! team in 2010. His time is split between working on the logistics of our children’s and teenagers’ programmes, coordinating the Wild things! freelance instructors, and delivering our programmes in the field. Holly has a BA in Outdoor & Community Education and has spent 20 years working in various international locations with a wide range of clients delivering various outdoor education, environmental and adventure based activities.
Laura has joined Wild Things! this year as our seasonal fieldworker looking after a variety of programmes including our Habitat Restoration Project. She has come to with Wild Things! with her PGCE in Applied Science, after having spent 5+ years working in North Wales as a Senior Instructor delivering tailored fieldwork modules for groups from all over the world. Laura also holds her BSc (Hons) in Zoology, as well as a variety of outdoor activities qualifications, which she has used to travel the world delivering adventurous activities!
Ruaraidh has worked with Wild things! delivering Forest School, Coastal Classroom and bushcraft courses since 2006. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MSc in Conservation and Wildlife Biology. When not working for Wild things Ruaraidh is also a practitioner of circus and trapeze skills!
Laura worked for Wild things! as Field Work Project Coordinator on our Blue Gym project focussing on dealing with Invasive Non Native plants in Moray. She has now left Wild things! to study to become a Primary school teacher but is going to continue working with Wild things! as a freelance instructor. Laura also holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and has previously worked as a countryside ranger in Spey Bay, where she gained experience in dealing with invasive species and delivering environmental education.
Dee has been a Freelancer at Wild things! for 4 years. She has a background in education and care work and is a Forest School Level 3 practitioner. Dee helps lead the Forest School, Coastal Classroom & holiday programmes for Wild things.
Kerry has a background in the creative arts and is incredibly passionate about outdoor learning. Kerry has previously worked with us on our Young Start volunteering project and has assisted with our Forest School, Coastal Classroom & holiday programmes.
Jack is a keen outdoors enthusiast with a passion for bushcraft, wild food foraging and natural history. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 2001 with an honours degree in Plant and Soil Science. With a Secondary Geography teaching Qualification and many years teaching experience, Jack has combined teaching experience with his interest in bushcraft and natural history to become a freelance leader with Wild Things. He has also gained his level 3 Advanced Bushcraft award from the John Ryder Woodcraft School in West Sussex.