Have you been wondering how to fill your freezer with blueberries? Would you like to know how to move safely in forest or what you need to know to plan your first hike to one of the national parks? Would you like your children to learn more about Finnish flora and fauna as well of different cultures?

Our nature courses are designed for people with foreign background living in Finland as well as for internationally oriented locals. We believe that the magic happens when people get together and find similar-minded friends while learning something new.

There are couple of things that make our courses unique.

  1. You don’t need to speak Finnish to participate. All courses are all held in English, and some are bilingual combining English and Finnish.

  2. We are putting sustainability first. All our courses are climate friendly and socially responsible.

  3. We are specialized in conducting multicultural groups through our professional experience but also through our personal experience being a Finnish-Zimbabwean couple.

  4. We are investing in well-being. All courses are planned so that there is time to chill out, socialize, and enjoy nature! We wish to also promote sharing of information and experiences as we can all learn something from each other.

By joining our nature courses, you will learn useful information and skills you can utilize after the course. We have also paid special attention to children and families − there are separate dates and pricing for courses you can participate with children or as a full family.

COURSE CALENDAR 2019

IDENTIFY AND COOK WITH EDIBLE WILD PLANTS

During this intensive course you will learn which are the most common edible plants you can pick yourself and innovative ways to utilize them. The course is instructed by Sanna Autere who a certified wild-plant, mushroom and berry adviser is as well a food journalist.

2.6.2019 in Sulva, Mustasaari

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EVERY MAN’S RIGHTS IN PRACTICE

Finnish forests are full of healthy foods that everyone can utilize if you just know every man’s rights and have the necessary skills to move in the woods responsibly. Our intensive course will provide you these skills by combining theory and practice. As a bonus you will also learn some useful outdoor skills!

30.5.2019 in Sulva, Mustasaari
31.8.2019 for families, in Sulva, Mustasaari
1.9.2019 in Sulva, Mustasaari

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OUTDOOR SKILLS FOR WOMEN

Would you like to explore the great outdoor opportunities Finland has to offer, but are not sure where and how to start? Would you feel more comfortable to learn the basic outdoor skills with other women? If so, this course has been planned for you.

24.-25.8.2019 in Rajavuori Outdoor Center, Laihia

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OUTDOOR SKILLS FOR FAMILIES

Our outdoor skills for families is designed for families with school age children wishing to learn new and useful skills together. Our weekend course provides you the perfect introduction into most crucial outdoor skills you need to know when exploring and enjoying the Finnish nature. Course learning includes also information on ecological sustainability, safety, and every man’s rights in Finland.

17.-18.8.2019 in Rajavuori Outdoor Center, Laihia
12.-13.10.2019 in Rajavuori Outdoor Center, Laihia

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OUTDOOR SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS

Our weekend course provides you the perfect introduction into most crucial outdoor skills you need to know when exploring and enjoying the Finnish nature on your own. We emphasize learning by doing making this course an excellent option for you who wish to practice and experience immediately.

14.-15.9.2019 in Rajavuori Outdoor Center, Laihia

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MUSHROOM COURSE IN KVARKEN

Is this the autumn when you will have a nice collection of mushrooms stored for the wintertime? Let us help you with the mission. By joining our intensive mushroom course, you will learn to identify and store mushrooms in practice. We have separate courses for beginners and for advanced level. The course is instructed by Sanna Autere who a certified wild-plant, mushroom and berry adviser is as well a food journalist.

28.9.2019 Beginners in Sommarö, Kvarken Archipelago
29.9.2019 Advanced in Sommarö, Kvarken Archipelago