Erica Gurner – Facilitator, Educator, Consultant, Adventure and Nature lover
I am a passionate and creative learning facilitator with extensive experience in therapeutic nature- based work, experiential education, personal and community development and health promotion, spanning a period of 16 years.
I believe that life is about flourishing, exploring and creating and hence my career path has been anything but linear. I have explored the basis of human disease in my career as a genetics researcher; hiked, rode, climbed, skied and paddled my way around Australia and overseas as an outdoor educator; navigated the territory of human wellbeing as a community mental health worker; created whole community approaches to health and wellbeing as a health promotion worker and facilitated joy, awe, connection and wellbeing for many adults and young people through my work as a therapeutic nature/adventure worker.
The common thread has been supporting other people to also explore their potential and to recognise the important place that the rest of nature has in our life.
I believe everyone one can and needs to make a meaningful contribution to the world so that we can thrive not just survive. Through HumaNature Connect I continue to do my bit to create a world we all want to live in.
Other professional are frequently involved in the design and delivery of programs.
- Centre for Sustainability Leadership – Fellowship Program 2014
- Grad. Diploma Experiential Learning and Development(Wilderness Therapy &Youth)
- Diploma Outdoor Recreation
- Certificate IV Training and Assessment
- Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
- Bachelor of Science (Hons. Genetics)
- Leaders Advanced Wilderness First Aid and CPR
- Canoe Instructor Flat Water
- Mountain Bike Instructor
- Community Surf Life Saving Bronze
- Mental Health First Aid
- Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT)Australian/Victorian (www.aabat.org.au)
- Association for Environmental Education (AAEE & VAAEE) (www.vaee.vic.edu.au/)
Gurner, E., Garden – Thompson, N., Carey. M. (2013) ‘Exploring connections to nature and sustainability through a process of experiential arts based inquiry’. Eingana. 36 (1) 18 -21. Read this article here.