Our values in Lasmuigh are rooted in exploring encounters in nature that facilitate empathy and connection, which inspire engagement, challenge existing assumptions, and foster activism that is beneficial to nature and society.Our values in Lasmuigh are rooted in exploring encounters in nature that facilitate empathy and connection, which inspire engagement, challenge existing assumptions, and foster activism that is beneficial to nature and society.These values are borne out of a respect for and understanding of our interconnectedness and dependence on nature promoting sustainable approaches.These values encourage a shift away from an emphasis on the economic and unsustainable benefits humans derive from engagement with nature and a move towards a more eco-centric view of the world.Lasmuigh values place and outdoor experiences that interrogate our sense of place and sense of connection to place. It seems important for an outdoor journal that is based on the Island of Ireland to value the power of place and the deep connections it can bring.Lasmuigh values making meaningful outdoor experiences accessible to all. • Finally, Lasmuigh values critical reflection to develop understanding and improve practice.
Lasmuigh aims to:
1. Provide a means of communicating good practice for those who share the outdoor setting for their work.
2. Explore how outdoor practice can be place-based in an Irish context by sharing programme examples that celebrate place across the Island of Ireland.
3. Provide a platform for Outdoor Education research on the Island of Ireland that will publicise an evidence base for practice in all areas of outdoor practice.
4. Create opportunities for connection and discussion between those who work in the increasingly rich and diverse outdoor sector on the Island of Ireland and beyond.