Episode 56: New Wave Adventure Therapy with Philip Stallard

The benefits of being outdoors for mental health and wellbeing have been discussed on this podcast many times. Each time you, my listeners, have expressed a great interest in this subject. So, today, we are back at it with Philip Stallard, who is a Director and Adventure Therapist at New Wave Adventure Therapy which offers outdoors based therapeutic intervention grounded in the disciplines of psychotherapy, counselling and social work.

Canon PowerShotSX70 HS vs Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82

A few weeks ago I reviewed two compact superzoom cameras. A PowerShot SX70 HS from Canon and a Lumix FZ82 from Panasonic. This video is a direct comparison of both cameras with sample photos from each.

Get your Canon PowerShot SX70 HS on Amazon:
US: https://amzn.to/2pmwQlD
UK & Ireland: https://amzn.to/2N2UE6R

Get your Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 on Amazon:
US: https://amzn.to/3209Tli
UK & Ireland: https://amzn.to/32bkvhu

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Episode 55: Tick Talk Ireland with Mary Ferry Smyth

Listeners to this podcast, outdoors people, are a high-risk group when it comes to Lyme disease, a serious bacterial infection that gets passed to humans through tick bites. Spending long hours in the wild, often off the beaten track, exposes us to insect bites more than regular folks. But Lyme disease is not only a threat to bushwhacking deerstalkers. Even children on the playground are at risk.

The consequences of untreated Lyme disease can be devastating and nothing short of life-changing. To make things worse, the diagnosis of Lyme disease is very difficult, knowledge about it among medical personnel is weak and treatment is prolonged and complicated. As always, prevention is a much better option. 

Listen to this episode where I talk with Mary Ferry Smyth of Tick Talk Ireland about everything you need to know about Lyme disease, ticks and how to decrease the risk of contracting this nasty condition.

Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall

Many of us outdoors people like to keep records of the animal and fish species we have encountered, caught or seen during our time in the outdoors. To keep those records we use spreadsheets, databases, dedicated apps and, perhaps, a pen and paper if you’re a little old-timey chap. As it turns out, there is a website that can not only help you record and explore your sightings but also include your data in the national dataset that is used by scientists. This website is operated by The National Biodiversity Data Centre and, in this episode of the podcast, our guest is their Citizen Science Officer, Dave Wall.

Iveragh Learning Landscapes 2019

Iveragh Learning Landscapes is a weekend of talks, walks and workshops focused on outdoor education, place-based learning and nature connection. This year it runs from Friday the 11th to Monday the 14th of October.

Get the tickets here.
Facebook page here.

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Episode 53: Iveragh Learning Landscapes with Eleanor Turner

We had such a great time recording this episode of the podcast! I wish all the recording sessions were as relaxed, open and enjoyable as this one. I sat down with Eleanor Turner, who was our guest on episode 17, in the Sea Synergy Marine Awareness Centre in Waterville. We talked about an event called Iveragh Learning Landscapes. This fantastic outdoors experience, taking place annually in the most South-Western tip of Ireland, focuses on outdoor education and connection with nature.

Listen up as we discuss the origins of the event, the schedule, what to expect during the panels and workshops, and where to get tickets.

Iveragh Learning Landscapes 2019
11th – 14th October 2019
Check out the schedule and get the tickets here.