Deep Time Walk

Experience a long-term perspective
on global change and global challenges

A Deep Time Walk is a 4.6 km walk that takes you through the full history of Planet Earth. Every meter corresponds to 1 million years. As the walk unfolds one is led through the successive stages of the emergence of life on earth, culminating in the appearance of hominids. A Deep Time Walk is a powerful experience that alerts us to the complexities and beauty of life on our fragile home.

The Deep Time Walk was developed to support training programs at Schumacher College in the UK. Recently an English-spoken app was developed that allows anyone to take part in this half-day adventure. The engaging narrative combines both a scientist and a layman perspective and is accessible to a wide audience.

We offer guided Deep Time Walks as an opportunity for teams and small groups (up to 12 people) to gain a long term perspective on global change and global challenges facing us. The walk can be done as a stand- alone activity or integrated as a module in a program. We offer walks at different rural and quiet locations. Alternative routes can be developed at request.

Session language English
Level No prerequisite knowledge required but an interest in the sustainability agenda is recommended
For whom Teams and small groups who wants to gain a fresh and revitalising perspective on change processes
By whom Merel Claes, consultant at shitN
Format Half day (3 hour walk) with post-walk drink or dinner as desired.
Dates upon request
Location Various options in Belgium.
Price 1.200 euro, excl. of VAT, for groups of up to 12 people (includes a refreshment during the walk, but excludes post-walk drinks or dinner).


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