Jon Young and The 8 Shields Movement
"The story of the 8 Shields Institute and its founder Jon Young, is a story that spans over three decades and weaves together the threads of deep nature connection, mentoring, peacemaking traditions and the distillation of these threads into programs that have touched people across the globe."
Richard Louv & Last Child in the Woods
Perhaps the most obvious inspiration for the recent groundswell in outdoor, experiential learning.
Sir Ken Robinson
Clear, Courageous, Timely and Funny. Sir Ken's message is a breathe a fresh air. Direct and Frank talk on what is missing in conventional education. He brings an important message about what are children might expect by the time they are adults, and begs us to consider whether current, popular models are serving the best interests of children, our communities and our future. Really great stuff!
Gabor Maté is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and is also widely recognized for his unique perspective on Attention Deficit Disorder and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health.
And this dear, sweet manual which has been so well compiled and inspiring. This is our handbook for running an outdoor school, and it has been a true joy discovering it's power as a great book, but also a powerful tool for affecting change by bringing out the best in young people, honouring their gifts, meeting them where they are, or at their "edges". Defini