Jen Hurst has been working recently with the Sylva Foundation to develop our education strategy.
As a qualified Forest School Leader Jen is currently working at West Kidlington Primary School. She also works as an Outdoor Learning Specialist for the Hill End Centre and Combe Mill, Oxfordshire.
Jen taught Geography at secondary level before setting up Global Thinking Co-operative Ltd. With other education specialists she has delivered teacher training and curriculum development for schools and the University of Cambridge, and provided education consultancy to local and national charities.
With a background in community participation in natural resource management, Jen has worked in the UK for the Environment Agency, Thames21 and the Forestry Commission. Internationally she set up a charity to establish community involvement in a new National Park in Ghana and then studied participatory forest management and extension at the University of Reading.
Jen Hurst is a Sylva Associate, joining Robert Penn (Media) and Gillian Petrokofsky (Research). Read more about Sylva Associates