- Education/ Qualifications
- BSc Geography
MSc(Res) Science of the Environment
Wilderness Advanced First Aid
Swift Water First Responder
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Trainer
- Work Experience
- Founding Program Director / Head of Outdoor Education
The Howling Gibbon Outdoor Education Centre at St Stephen’s International School, Thailand
Feb 2016 – Present (2 yrs, 10 mos)
Alex offers curriculum-led residential outdoor education programs for visiting schools at The Howling Gibbon Outdoor Education Centre based at the Khao Yai Campus of St Stephen’s International School in Thailand. He is also the Head of Outdoor Education at St Stephen’s.Camp Leader and Environmental Educator
Traidhos Barge Program
Aug 2014 – Jan 2016 (1 yr, 6 mos)
As Trip Coordinator and Environmental Educator at the Barge Program, Alex’s role involved planning, organizing and leading tailor-made environmental education trips focusing on environmental awareness and field studies to school groups throughout Thailand.Alex has also completed outdoor education seasons in a wide variety of outdoor centers and schools around the globe including Germany, Italy, US, Thailand, Canada and the UK with well over 5 years’ combined experience.
- Key Skills
- •Specialities: Experiential Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability Education, Global Citizenship Education, Community Engagement, Service Learning, Leadership Development, Team Building, Ecology, Biology and Geography Field Studies, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking, Multi-day Expeditions, Whitewater Rafting, Bushcraft and Survival Skills, Duke of Edinburgh International Award Trainer
- Personal Philosophy
- I link what students are learning in the classroom, to the real-world and provide opportunities for growth, challenge and leadership development. I’m also an avid education writer and blogger on my blog, Outdoortopia.org, the go-to outdoor education blog and toolbox for teachers, parents and youth leaders.
I strive to link outdoor and experiential education to a wide range of sustainability themes using a systems approach, to encourage young people to experience things with their own senses, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them.
In addition, I empower youth leaders and changemakers through global citizenship education, adventure-based learning and youth-led service projects designed to have a positive impact on social, cultural and environmental issues.
That’s because I believe hands-on, transformative learning outside the classroom is more important than ever, by providing the perfect vehicle for developing well-informed, socially conscious young citizens, with a healthy respect for the environment – just the kind of bright-minded, resilient young people we need to move us towards a brighter, more sustainable future!