That was why when Martin Waller asked me if I would do the keynote presentation at the 2010 Growing Greener Futures Conference I jumped at the chance.
You can read my thoughts on the use of new technologies and outdoor learning from our Learning and Teaching Scotland Outdoor Learning Conferences that took place earlier this year.
The Growing Greener Futures conference is hosted by Holy Trinity Rosehill Primary School and supported by Creativity, Culture & Education, will be a major gathering event for educators interested in developing creative learning approaches through the great outdoors and digital technologies.
"The conference will explore outdoor learning through the themes of gardening, conservation, cooking, sustainability and digital technologies. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience keynote presentations from nationally recognised experts in the field as well as participate in hands-on and thought-provoking workshops throughout the day.
This is not only an excellent opportunity to attend an outdoor learning themed conference but also network with other professionals about creating and shaping an outdoor curriculum of excellence".
I love the fact that this event is being hosted at a school and Martin really has managed to gather a range of excellent speakers to run workshops and seminars.
The philosophy of the conference really fits in with some of the work that we have been doing up in Scotland over the last 12 months surrounding outdoor learning.
Martin tells me there are still a few places available – find out more here.