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Christopher Salisbury

Founder, WildWise

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Chris founded WildWise, an outdoor education and training company in 1999 after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a professional background in the theatre, a qualification in dramatherapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world on courses he facilitates in the UK and abroad. He has worked with Ray Mears, Joseph Cornell and Steve van Matre, amongst very many others. He is a course facilitator at Schumacher College, Devon, where he also directs the Call of the Wild Foundation year-programme. He is also a professional storyteller aka ‘Spindle Wayfarer’, performing for royalty, and is the founder and Artistic Director for the Westcountry Storytelling Festival. Chris is also trained as a ‘Be the Change’ facilitator and offers symposiums for interested groups. Chris has 3 daughters, a dog called Dexter, and lives very happily on the edge of the forest in Dartington, Devon