Lestari brings together expertise from a wide range of partners. Read about our current and previous projects below.

Current Projects

Exploring Social and Cultural Values of Trees Outside of Woodland

Lestari are working together with Forest Research to explore the range of cultural and social and cultural values of Trees Outside of Woodland through the lens of the arts and humanities.

Noticing The Future

A supported space for young people to explore, own and evaluate self-initiated and creative responses to the current ecological and climate emergencies. 

Art and Agency

Working in partnership with a group of creative practitioners in Exeter, and alongside Art and Energy, we are exploring arts based responses to eco-anxiety. 

GW4 Changing Landscape Values 

A consortium GW4 project aimed at creating new ways to understand landscape change. through historical and anticipatory perspectives. 

Ernest Cook Trust: Outdoor Weeks of Learning Storytelling Evaluation

Co-designing robust and applicable qualitative evaluation approaches for use during residential outdoor learning programmes.

Project Vesta: Social Science Framework

Supporting an innovative coastal carbon capture project with social science methods and best practice.

Future 17 International Module

Developing learning resources to support an international initiative to bring HE students together using deisgn thinking.

Completed Projects 2017-2022

Education at a Time of Emergency

A new ESRC funded partnership bringing together regional and national environmental education organisations to explore how best to update education responses to the climate and ecological emergency.

Discovery Sessions for Higher Education

Lestari offers a range of outdoor sessions for Higher Education students, focusing on environment, education and conservation.

Devon Wild Pedagogies Gathering

A two night gathering of educators aimed at exploring nature connection, wellbeing, and wildness in education.

Nature Connect: Community-Based Nature Advocacy

Working with community groups to develop inter-personal and nature-based bonds through experiential learning and play.

Selamatkan Yaki Facilitator Training

Building team competency in experiential outdoor education in preparation for programme delivery.

Behaviour Change Workshops

Engaging South West England conservation and education practitioners with behaviour change science.

Local Ambassador Project

Using a role model/ bloc leader approach as part of a broad-scale wildlife conservation campaign in Indonesia.