Geoff Cooper worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and for the Peak National Park before developing Wigan Council’s two residential outdoor education centres in the English Lake District. He is author of Outdoors with Young People: A Leader’s Guide to Outdoor Activities, the Environment and Sustainability (1998), and co-author of In Touch: Environmental Education for Europe (1992). He has organised international workshops and projects based on adventure, nature, community, and the arts. His current interests are in the links and shared values between outdoor, environmental and global education. He is a board member of the European Outdoor Educators network, and a fellow of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. He enjoys journeys on foot and by boat that allow time to meet people, share stories and appreciate nature.