Experiences in nature can really help students to develop their communication skills and explore positive interpersonal relationships and healthy social interactions. These tailored trips are designed to foster positive group dynamics, develop class bonding and cooperative team building skills. Common themes include; conflict resolution, mediation, bullying, cooperation and leadership skills. A trip of this kind dramatically improves dysfunctional group/class dynamics and can help to establish a coherent and healthy social atmosphere in class. It can also be an important way to mark key transitional stages in a student’s educational journey, such as graduations, or forming a new class at the beginning of a semester. These trips are designed to help students get to know each other, bond and create a healthy group identity. Celebration and ritual elements can also be incorporated and are fun ways of highlighting key developmental stages and rites of passage.