Courses for professionals

Bridging, research and practice - Nature-based welfare interventions


The Outdoor Institute's course offerings focus both on how you as a professional can use nature as a resource in your work with target groups, and how your organisation can develop and embed the right content and framework for an outdoor culture.

Four perspectives

We work from the following four perspectives on the use of nature in welfare interventions:

  1. Theory and research-related knowledge
  2. Experience-based knowledge and practice
  3. Participants' own core tasks and practices
  4. Development of own practice and organisational anchoring
Evidence-based practice

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Wall of Initiatives

The Wall of Initiatives tell the story about a whole community, Silkeborg, dedicated to the use of outdoor for the common good.

Nature Forces

Outdoor activities strengthening mental, physical and social health for people recovering from cancer.

School in Nature

Dybkær Special School supporting pupils with special needs and their profesionals in using outdoor.

Out in the Open

Use of outdoor activities to train strength, fitness and balance for people with COPD, heart disease and diabetes.

In the Footsteps of the Past

Local cultural experiences as a lever for more activity in nature.

Denmark’s Outdoor Festival

Inspiration and knowledge sharing event for professionals, citizens and visitors.

Outdoor Day for All

Event for citizens with special needs providing a wide range of outdoor activities

Outdoor Academy

Education program empowering people who develop and coordinate outdoor initiatives and experiences.

Nature on Prescription

Outdoor as treatment to improve mental health, empowerment and job readiness.