Bringing screens outdoors – Photo Hunting

Dr Simon Sambrano1
1Iguanas Outdoor Education, Caracas, Venezuela


This highly interactive session will show how screens (electronic devices) can help develop environmental awareness and mindfulness in participants. Smart phones can become allies instead of enemies if we “outsmart” their traditional use and learn how to connect the “digital world” with the “real world”.
Experiences in photo hunting will be presented as well as the results and impact in different groups from underprivileged to well off communities.

Guidelines to implement a photo hunt program will be discussed in addition to expected outcomes and opportunities in the field.

I’ve been involved in camps and Outdoor Education for over 35 years, as a camper, CIT, counselor, coordinator, program director, director and owner. In addition to my job as Iguanas Outdoor Education Director/Owner, I’m an Organizational Leadership Consultant/Trainer, as well as an International Camping Fellowship ICDC Lead Trainer and a former member of the Venezuelan Camp Association Board of Directors. I’ve developed and ran camps and outdoor education programs in 5 countries in 4 different continents. Since 2008 I’ve worked together with +50 different Camps and Outdoor Education organizations around the world. Last summer (2019), I collaborated with Reset Summer Camp in Santa Barbara California – USA. I’m a Medical Dr. (General Surgeon) and I hold a Master in Organisational Leadership from Monash University Au.

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