Jess Tyrrell

Jess has an honours degree in Social Work and Psychology, and is involved in a transdisciplinary Masters in Environmental Humanities through the University of Cape Town. She has over 20 years’ experience in working with immersive outdoor programmes all over West and Southern Africa and she works and consults for various organizations facilitating nature-based mentoring and nature connection, rites of passage and wilderness based learning for youth.

She runs workshops that teach people about making natural remedies with fynbos and other plants and is an expedition leader for World Challenge International which focusses on building life skills for young people through outdoor and community based experiential learning. She is a qualified white water rafting guide through the International Rafting Federation, a lead off-trail mountain guide and adventure guide.

She has a passion for singing, traditional medicine, and particularly for facilitating ways for people to find their own sense of belonging and embeddedness in this complex and amazingly diverse web of life on our beautiful planet.

Honours degree in Social Work and Psychology


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