Our Vision and Values
We are a Community Interest Company based in East Sussex that offers unique funded and bespoke learning with nature experiences and training for young people, adults, families, schools and organisations.
Our team of outdoor Learning specialists are passionate about nature and our aim is to share our knowledge and expertise to ensure a thriving culture, where care for nature is at the heart of any decision making process.
We are an approved East Sussex Outdoor Centre, Recognised Centre of the Open College Network West Midlands Region and Award Provider of the John Muir Award at Discovery and Explorer Level. Since 2004, we have successfully raised funds towards creating outdoor opportunities for the most disadvantaged groups in our society.
Circle of Life Rediscovery has two primary functions:
Providing nature based experiences to restore people’s relationship with the natural world.
Collaborating with like-minded people and organisations to influence a change in cultural, personal and environmental values.
Our mission and why we exist:
We provide outdoor experiences that connect individuals with nature and the wider community. More specifically this includes:
Challenging dominant attitudes and philosophies that requires fresh thinking.
Supporting our connections to other people, friends, family and the people we work with.
Providing rich learning experiences and seeking new developments in curriculum.
Capturing what people have to offer, so they realise we all are important to society.
Appreciating our beautiful surroundings and understanding our place in Nature and the world.
Through this approach we all develop a sense of purpose and belonging. By teaching life and practical skills we encourage social responsibility, and build resilient relationships that culminate in healthy communities.
Why is a reconnection to nature so important?
There is growing need for humans to place greater value on Nature. The earth and all the species are under threat from non-regenerative and disconnected human behaviour. We need human law to be in line with natural law. We have a significant care-taking role, a responsibility we need to embrace, and all children now and in the future have a right to inherit a healthy natural world.
The broader challenge – changing perceptions and cultural values
Circle of Life Rediscovery is not working in isolation in promoting these ideas, but is part of a growing international movement that supports and influence a change in cultural values. Empowering people of all ages and cultures to discover themselves, others and the natural world is a guiding belief that unites us. Working collaboratively with these like minded partners will deepen and broaden our understanding of the values and ideals we share.