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Talks/presentations are adapted to suit any audience. Talks last between 30min - 60min. Timings are flexible.
Founder of Wildeye Adventures. An inspiring & engaging speaker with a variety of talks covering outdoor & environmental education, adventure travel, jungle survival, ancient trees, woodland ecology, fungi networks, reforestation, conservation, nature science, indigenous cultures,
sustainability and globalisation. Presenting at schools, events, festivals and online.
ANCIENT TREES & WOODLANDS
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
LIVING WITH TRIBAL CULTURES
WELLBEING IN NATURE
Previous clients / events / festivals:
WORKING WITH SCHOOLS
"SPEAK FOR THE TREES"
Talks last between 30min to 60min. Timings are flexible. Talks require a projector for a powerpoint presentation.
Assemblies / ceremonies / events / classrooms / Year groups
Yara has been a public speaker working in different schools & educational establishments around London and the UK for the last ten years. Taking audiences on a visual & thought-provoking journey through tropical rainforests. Taking an insightful look into humans and their connection to the natural world. Inspiring stepping out of the comfort zone to discover new skills to empower oneself. Encouraging a deeper connection to the environment.Exploring survival in an urban environment in comparison to survival in tropical rainforests. Encouraging new experiences & stepping out of the comfort zone to discover new skills & potential.
Designed to raise awareness on ancient trees, forests, conservation, the natural world and outdoor & environmental education. Sharing awareness into the healing power of trees, nature science, woodland ecology and the benefits of spending time in nature. Exploring rainforests, jungle expeditions, bushcraft in woodlands and survival skills.
Yara was featured in the Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine Sept 2017 issue on ‘Women in the Wild’ was 2018 & 2019 presenter of The Bushcraft Show. She has appeared on ITV News speaking about the importance of having a positive mental attitude in survival psychology.
Yara is an environmental campaigner for tree conservation & forest regeneration. Supporting organisation such as the Woodland Trust - UK’s leading woodland conservation organisation & RAIN (Regenerative Agroforestry Impact Network) working with indigenous cultures in Brazil to reforest degraded lands.
TALKS / PRESENTATIONS
THE POWER OF TREES
Taking a look at forest ecology, ancient trees & woodland habitats. The network between fungi & trees. The science behind woodlands (forest bathing) & how it's beneficial to health & wellbeing. How forests contribute to humanity.
HUMANS & NATURE
An informative presentation on humans and their connection to the natural world. Effects of capitalism on the natural world & environment (globalisation) How "modern" humans survive, as appose to tribal people whom live off grid lives & depend on nature.
A talk about wildlife conservation projects in the rainforest. Volunteering to build an Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, rainforest survival and how logging is effecting rainforest habitats
Exploring life & adventures in tropical rainforests. Experiences with the indigenous people that inhabit them. Jungle survival, deforestation, reforestation and the regeneration of degraded indigenous lands.
Why outdoor & environmental education is key in our modern times. The importance of outdoor exposure & how it positively contributes to brain development. Introduction to bushcraft & survival skills.
Yara first discovered survival skills whilst spending time with the remote Mentawai Tribe in Indonesia and the Kelabit & Penan cultures in Borneo. Understanding how modern lifestyles are contributing to the destruction of rainforest habitats & the indigenous people that inhabit them. How consumers support tribal land rights around the world.
This talk explores the wonders of the Amazon rainforest. Meeting Shaman (plant medicine wisdom keepers) jungle survival & life in the rainforest. How the discovery of new biodiversity & wildlife continues. Inspiring a tree & forest protection, agroforestry & reforestation. Sharing NGO's working to support these causes.
Exploring gap year traveling & volunteering abroad. Inspiring stepping out of the comfort zone to discover new abilities & skills. Sharing rewarding travel experiences of teaching abroad with children in Cambodia. Helping to set up a school outside of Siem Reap for disadvantaged children.
Each talk presented is priced between £150 to £350. Talks last between 30min to 60min long. Timings are flexible.
Pricing is adapted according to school location, travel, length of talk, audience capacity &
students age. Our aim is to provide affordable & educational talks in schools (compared to the pricing of agencies) for assemblies, ceremonies, year groups and classrooms projects. We will try our best to meet your school budgets needs.
Online Zoom talks start from £80 - £125
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""Her talk was incredibly inspiring and showed the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone. I spent the next two days excitedly looking up volunteering opportunities abroad."
Tilly Wax (Speaker Captain) | South Hampstead High School
"Yara speaks from her heart about the environment and voluntary work abroad and how we can all make a positive difference to the world we live in, her passion is infectious!" -
John Sullivan |Explorer | Elite Survival Training
"Nature is humankind healer. Yara is one of the finest advocates of the environmental preservation message. Listening to her talk about the different aspects of her work is inspiring. I would not be surprised if this lady achieves international recognition for her clarity and ability to explain the problems & solutions we all have to face. Thank you Yara"
Janine | Lizian Events Blog)
"Yara has a positive aura that radiates throughout her talk. She engages strongly with the youth when sharing her own life experiences, motivating youth in believing in themselves and assisting them in visualising the bigger picture. She works well at inspiring young people to develop themselves with their own individual life experiences"
Teaching Assistant |Hedgewood School
"Yara is an inspirational speaker that holds the attention and imagination of her audience"
Kelly Cure (Teacher) Bank Leaze Primary School
"When Yara speaks to a group of young people they are attentive and listening as she makes what she has to say exciting, interesting and appropriate for her audience."
Chloe Pereira de Mello (Learning Support Assistant) Paray House
"Great presentation on the jungle by Yara. She told her story of how her young London life wasn't satisfying her so she made a change. Stripped of creature comforts Yara travelled the globe and sought after adventures we only read in books or see on TV, truly life changing experiences. Students were enthralled at her story and at the end many students stayed behind to ask questions. Yara is a fantastic role model!"
Mark Petheram | The International School of Hague | Holland
"At the Newark Wellbeing Show is where I met Yara. During our conversation, not only did I find her a captivating lady, the information she passed on, seems to be of National importance. Anyone with an interest into UK's woodland ecology should listen to Yara's insightful words. She talks about our National Environment Heritage and the healing properties of being on woodlands and forests"
Ian Timothy | Founder of Lizian Events
"Yara was great. She was brilliant at addressing our Lower Sixth Boys. It's rare to see 140 or so of them listening so attentively! Her hard-core credentials were established with some pretty tough stories about leeches, jungle expeditions, floods, but it was her inspiring message that we can all make a difference to the world through thoughtful conservation projects; and the ripple effects these can have really set her apart. Trees have a great advocate in Yara and I know our boys are looking at them differently this morning!"
Mark Herring | Assistant Head of Upper School & Teacher of History | Merchant Taylors School