Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and Orientation

    • Acknowledgements

    • Welcome

    • Role of the Program Director

    • Training and Resources

  • 2

    Consultant Community Gatherings

    • Monthly Q & A - Zoom Calls - Community Gatherings

    • Consultant Community Gathering (May 23, 2024)

    • Consultant Community Gathering Recording (May 22, 2024)

    • Consultant Community Gathering Recording (April 2024)

  • 3

    Introduction

    • Overview

    • Origins of Certified "Forest Therapy Trails & Bases"

    • ANFT Certification Framework

    • Benefits of Certification

  • 4

    Trails, Spaces & Places

    • What types of areas are good candidates for Forest Therapy certification?

    • Guided, Self-Guided & Hybrid Experiences

    • Certification Cost

  • 5

    Scope of Practice

    • What is an ANFT Certification Consultant and what do they do?

    • The Mind of the Consultant

    • One or More Trails

  • 6

    Certification Criteria

    • Certification Criteria Overview

    • Safety

    • Infrastructure

    • Ease of Access

    • Design

    • Ecosystem Health

    • Management

  • 7

    Partnership Pathways

    • Sit Spots

    • Examples

  • 8

    ANFT Project Example #1

    • Mistico Trail - Costa Rica

    • Creating the Mistico Trail in Costa Rica

    • The Process

  • 9

    Principals & Concepts

    • Standard Design Principals

    • Pathways to Trail Building

    • Sustainable Trail Development

    • Forest Therapy Trails Project

    • Existing vs. New Construction

    • Biophilic Design Principles

    • Working with Fractals

    • Fractals In Nature

    • Examples: Trail Photos

    • Examples: Water Features

    • Examples: Gather Spots and Shelter Photos

    • Examples: Other Types of Features/Structures

    • Elements Supporting Forest Therapy Experiences

    • NFF Grant Funds First Forest Therapy Trail On National Forest

  • 10

    ANFT Project Example #2

    • Bohinj Forest Melody

    • Bohinj Forest Melody Assessment Application

  • 11

    Step-by-Step

    • Working with the Land Manager

    • Initiating the Process

    • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    • Register the Applicant

    • Initiate a new TSP ID and Assessment Application

    • Upload MOUs

    • Methods of Payment

    • Assignment: Drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  • 12

    Phase I

    • Assess the Site and Identify Needs and Opportunities

    • Create a Site Map

    • Supporting Documentation

    • Recommendations

    • ANFT Review Phase I

    • Assignment: Assessment

    • Assignment: Recommendations

  • 13

    Phase II

    • Phase 2 Overview

    • Signs

    • Self-Guide/Invitations

    • ANFT Phase II Review

    • Assignment: Invitations

  • 14

    Project Example #3

    • Senda De La Reconciliacion (Path of Reconciliation)

    • Assessment Documentation - Project Example

  • 15

    Awarding Certification

    • Celebrate the Occasion!

    • Re-Certification & Conversions

  • 16

    ANFT Certification Consultant Exam

    • ANFT Certification Consultant Exam

  • 17

    Next Steps

    • ANFT Consultant Certification - Final Steps

    • Your feedback is important!

  • 18

    ANFT Consultant Community Resources

    • Program Links & Downloads

    • Resource Repository

    • Certified Locations Map

    • ANFT Certification Consultant Directory