Ambassador Program

Kids GLOW outdoors!

Step up as an ambassador and aid fellow educators in integrating outdoor education into early childhood learning.
Under the international GLOW project, backed by financial support from the Erasmus+ program, the initial batch of ambassadors has emerged from the ranks of preschool teachers. These ambassadors firmly believe in the advantages of outdoor education for preschoolers. They're enthusiastic about sharing their experiences and expertise, demonstrating how to approach outdoor education creatively without significant investments. Seize the chance to learn from their insights, and if interested, you can also join their ranks next year. Support from GLOW ambassadors comes at no cost to preschool and primary school teachers.

Becoming an

Defining the Ambassador Role

An ambassador for outdoor education is an individual, whether a preschool or primary school teacher, who focuses on advocating for and fostering education beyond the conventional classroom. This entails interactive and experiential activities set in outdoor environments. The “outdoor classroom” can encompass a designated section of your schoolyard or a nearby local park.

The Mission of Ambassadorship

The program’s mission centers on inspiring other educators to embrace outdoor education through experiential learning, encompassing a range of educational domains. This includes educating parents and the wider community about the positive impact of outdoor education on holistic child development.

Characteristics of an Ambassador

An ambassador is a preschool or primary school teacher who:

  • Is motivated to engage children in outdoor education.
  • Is committed to nurturing children’s enthusiasm for outdoor activities, exploration, and the world around them.
  • Empathetically understands children’s needs and flexibly adapts to them.
  • Enjoys spending time outdoors.
  • Can ignite the community’s interest in outdoor education through innovative ideas.

Advantages of Becoming an Ambassador

Becoming an advocate of outdoor education presents an opportunity to influence the educational process positively, and motivate and inspire not just children but the community, fellow educators, and society at large. It’s also a means to cultivate personal skills, knowledge, and passions.

As an ambassador, you’ll become part of an international community, facilitating connections with other schools, experts, and institutions. The outdoor education ambassador certificate remains valid for 2 years and is renewable.

Roles and Responsibilities of Ambassadors

  • Actively promote the concepts of outdoor education for children and share personal experiences through articles (a minimum of 5 articles during the academic year).
  • Support those interested in outdoor education from other preschools or primary schools by sharing examples of effective practices (structured activities aligned with the national curriculum) as inspiration for outdoor education (assisting at least 1 teacher and preparing at least 10 sample activities during the school year or assisting 2 or more teachers and preparing at least 5 sample activities).
  • Uphold the principles of outdoor education.
  • Participate in regular online meetings with enthusiastic peers in outdoor education.