Leave No Trace Podcast Series

Leave No Trace Ireland is an environmental NGO, promoting responsible outdoor recreation across the island of Ireland. Through education, awareness, collaboration and partnerships, we help people, communities, organisations and businesses to protect nature for future generations to come. In this podcast series, we explore different topics, from how we can connect with and heal nature, to how nature can heal us too!

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Tuesday May 30, 2023

Ellie chats to Mark O'Connor, Advanced Leave No Trace Trainer and founder of Field Studies Ireland, about the importance of outdoor education to empower people to connect with nature and reduce eco-anxiety.

Tuesday May 23, 2023

In this episode, we talk with Sarah Hourigan, founder of Nature Therapy Ireland. With a background in applied psychology and a number of years working health research, Sarah chats with Ellie Berry about of exploring the benefits of the outdoors on our physical and mental wellbeing.   

Monday May 15, 2023

In this series, we celebrate #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth2023, and explore the power that nature can have to support our mental health and wellbeing. We started our conservations with Cara Byrne from Hike Psych Ireland, who uses Hiking Therapy in her practice, bringing her clients into the hills for their therapy sessions. 

Monday Oct 03, 2022

In the third and final episode in the series, Colin interviews Padraic Creedon, Leave No Trace Ireland’s Education Officer and Ecologist. Padraic discusses the beacon impacts in Knocksink Wood as a result of increased recreational activity, as well as the practical ways in which we can protect Knocksink Wood and enjoy it responsibly.

Monday Sep 26, 2022

Join Colin Stafford-Johnson as he presents this mini-podcast series in the Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. In this episode, Colin interviews Andrea Webb, a Conservation Ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, discussing her role to protect the woodland, and how visitors can play a part in protecting it too.

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

Join Colin Stafford Johnson as he presents this podcast mini-series on the Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow, exploring the different roles that Knocksink plays for Irish habitats, as well as how this ecosystem has changed over the years. This podcast is supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland.


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