Become a part of the solution
Although we live in a time where bees and insects disappear, the degrees rise, the ice sheet melts and the oceans are filled with plastic and waste, we still can do something. With Nature:Retour you will be equipped with more than just good arguments over the dinner table, you get the tools to act and go out into the world and create solutions to our climate and environmental problems. You will also be more aware of where you stand in the transition, what you can do and where to put your time and energy.
The world faces some major challenges these years, and we are most likely the last generations to have a real opportunity to make a difference to the climate and the natural world. Sustainable development is the solution to these issues and something we care deeply about, but change is a complex size and you need a good insight and understanding to access the solutions.
This course is aimed at those who want to make a change but want to find the right approach and be part of a unity that care about these matters. It is organized with a broad and in-depth interdisciplinary focus that covers societal, human and scientific perspective, and with a solution-oriented approach to addressing the transition we face. You will be presented with a number of valuable tools and resources that will enable you to take a position on your role in the transition and make a positive difference in the world, whether local, regional, or global.
Who you are?
Nature:Retour is for those who want immersion and understanding of the causes and consequences of the global challenges and what solutions exist. Our teachers offer an in-depth academic substance, based on concrete experiences from real life experience. The theory is supported by practical challenges and project-based teaching. This combination will prepare you to work on sustainability challenges from different perspectives. We welcome people of all backgrounds – the most important thing is your interest and curiosity for new exciting topics.
The first teams start in August.
Dirty hands from day one
This cannot be taught from a classroom only. We will get our hands dirty and experience nature first hand. As a teaching element we will build our own backyard farm, and thereby learn about permaculture, food production, self-sufficiency, and much more. We will be staying in shelters, hike in nature, cook over bonfires and return to more natural and less consuming ways of living.
Choose from two specialized directions
We have two specializations on Nature:Retour. Common to them both is, of course, that there is a focus on sustainability. But the prerequisite for what you want after your folk high school stay can be crucial for the choice of study direction. Read more below
This specialization is for you, that want to start a sustainable business. After the course, you will be clarified with which parts of the palette you will work with, and why it is important to you. It will encourage and increase your interest, but also give a realistic insight into the tasks and issues that are part of starting something new. You will be able to expand your language skills as needed and clarify exactly which path is right for you and your business, all within the framework of a Danish folk high school. We will continuously assist with guidance and sparring for your prospective choices. We can also help you find internships and mentoring in relevant companies and NGOs, as well as facilitate connections abroad, if you want to travel after the high school stay. We do not help you start or run your business but give you the tools to make transition you need, and help you make a more targeted and qualified choice about your future and business.
Study preparation course
You will be introduced to the type of teaching that takes place at higher education, expand your language skills within the relevant fields, gain insight into study methods, all within the framework of a Danish folk high school. We will continuously assist with guidance and sparring for your prospective life choices, and can also help you find internships in relevant companies and NGOs, as well as facilitate study abroad if it is of interest. We do not help you to enter the program you apply to, but rather give you the tools to get the best possible start of your study of choice, and help you make a more targeted and qualified decision about your future.