Jennie is an ethnobotanist, environmental education consultant, conservationist, bushcraft practitioner, closet poet and dog lover.
She has designed and delivered a variety of programmes over the past 25 years that support conservation and nature connection, from habitat restoration projects, to projects that support the elderly in accessing the great outdoors.
Jennie holds an MSc in Ethnobotany and regularly makes short vlogs on a variety of Flora in the UK which are published on her Youtube Channel.
Over the years she has designed and delivered accredited training courses for people wanting to work in woodland and coastal environments, such as a Coastal and Woodland Activity Leader Training, Early Years Practitioner training and a Bushcraft Course. She also holds certificates in Biological Recording and Herbal Medicine.
She is the founder and 15 years Executive Director of the charity and social enterprise Wild things! environmental education in Action which is based in the North East of Scotland which had the honor of being given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2015.
Her clients have included: Forest and Land Scotland, The Princes Trust, The Ecology Center Fife, RSPB, Wildlife Trust. Jennie has featured in a variety of media including Country File Magazine, Radio Scotland and Radio 4. In 2014 she was honored to recieve the Glen Fiddich Spirit of Scotland Award in 2014 in the Environment Catagory.
“Jennie’s warm personality and fun nature make her a great course leader.
Throughout the week she had us hanging on her every word one minute and in
fits of laughter the next. An excellent course leader who can share her passion,
enthusiasm and knowledge with her students, providing them with the
essential skills to lead others into adventures in the outdoors.”
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