Talks & Presentations
Whether at a school / event / festival / community gathering. Talks 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
Founder and creative director of Wildeye Adventures Yara presents inspiring & adventurous presentations on adventure travel, jungle survival, conservation, outdoor education and the environment. Taking audiences on a visual & thought-provoking journey through tropical rainforest around the world. Talks cover living with tribes, survival skills, reforestation and the sustainable development. Taking an insightful look into humans and their connection to the natural world. Inspiring audiences to step out of the comfort zone to discover new skills and to empower others in believing they can make a positive difference, by taking action within their local community.
Designed to raise awareness on trees, forests, conservation, the natural world and outdoor & environmental education. Sharing knowledge 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.
Presentations are adapted to suit both youth or adults and timings are flexible.
Ranging between 30min to 1hour 30min long.
Yara shares her inspiring presentations at various educational establishments, festivals, events & ceremonies in the UK and abroad.
Online talks are also available via Zoom.
Please connect va email: at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yara inspires a deeper connection to the environment and nature. Exporing humans and their connection to the natural world, globalisation, tribal cultures and sustainable living. Exploring survival inn urban environment (concrete jungle) in comparison to survival and life in the real jungle (tropical rainforests)
Encouraging embracing new experiences & stepping out of the comfort zone to discover new skills & potential.
Yara has presented a number of different talks at various schools, festivals, community events and also shares online talks.
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.
Wildeye Adventures raises awareness on indigenous cultures, conservation, forest regeneration and sustainability. Yara is an environmental campaigner and an ambassador for tree conservation & forest regeneration. Previously employed by the Woodland Trust - UK’s leading woodland conservation organisation, helping to raise awareness on trees and woodland conservation.
"SPEAK FOR THE TREES"
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.
""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
"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"
Natasha Harber | Teaching Assistant |Hedgewood 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