The Outward Bound Trust

The Outward Bound Trust (OBT) involved young people visiting the centre from schools all over the UK with using COBWEB surveys at various sites around the Dyfi Biosphere Reserve. This was lead by trained outdoor instructors in conjunction with their John Muir award.

Based at the Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre, groups of around 10 young people and staff included environmental projects into their week-long programmes of adventure and exploration. During group expeditions, young people explored how the land around them changes as they move from sea to mountain tops, within the Biosphere, learning about different species and why it is important to record them.

Students use COBWEB to make observations


Outward Bound believes strongly in weaving a sense of awareness and appreciation for the natural environment into programmes, striking a balance between adventure and learning. Young people are hugely adept and comfortable with using smart technology in their day to day lives and increasingly within the learning environment. The use of this technology on Outward Bound programmes has enhanced learning for the young people as they discover the natural environment for themselves.


Group leaders training with COBWEB
Group leaders training with COBWEB


Read the full report by Outward Bound Trust about their Co-Design project using COBWEB in the PDF provided below.