"It's better to have something and not need it, than need something and not have it"
Using the core scientific principles of everyday life, we provide advanced and sustainable survival skills for all ages in a fun, interactive and credible environment.
Combining education, adventure and leadership training, we deliver bespoke programmes for schools and businesses throughout the Foundations For Life programme.
All our modules have been carefully designed inline with the national curriculum and can be tailored for each Key Stage depending on requirements.
We look at a multitude of scientific, social, physiological and physical elements through a comprehensive programme whilst all the time reaffirming the personal principles of safety and survival across a range of environments.
See our Foundations For Life programme for more details.
Tom Evans Co-Founder
As the son of a Biochemistry graduate and Science teacher, I have always been encouraged and enthused about Mother Nature's wonders. Spending my childhood holidays exploring the rockpools and coastlines of West Wales as one of four brothers, it was inevitable that I would develop a lifetime passion for the outdoors lifestyle and a desire to learn and appreciate the natural elements of our world.
At school I continued my passion for Sciences and eventually went on to graduate from Leicester Medical School as a doctor in 2001. From there, I went on to join the Navy as a Medical Officer, specialising in 'extreme environmental medicine' and working in the ‘Diving and Hyperbaric’ area.
My enthusiasm for the outdoors and adventure naturally developed during this period. Upon leaving the Navy in 2008, I decided to return to Northamptonshire and enter General Practise. During this time, I have been active in promoting 'health & wellbeing' to schools and have attended and led various 'Health Days' within schools around the county as well as supporting Key Stage 4 pupils in applying for medical school.
I have also more recently become a STEM Ambassador where I have been involved with promoting core science skills at schools.
My drive and enthusiasm for these subjects, combined with my outdoor experiences and training led to the creation of the ‘Foundations For Life’ programme and most recently co-founding Adventure Science.
Being able to deliver the mission statement to as many children as possible is key to me. Being able to teach and encourage future generations that even if they do not follow traditional science as a career, it's natural to appreciate science as a foundation for everyday life.
Rachel Gordon Co-Founder
Born and raised in a natural 'Area of Outstanding Beauty' (Snowdonia), as the daughter of an international mountaineering guide and Founding Member of the local Mountain Rescue team, I was exposed to the elements of survival from an early age.
Although my career path led me to London to study Politics and Social Sciences, I have always maintained a passion for the outdoors and would utilise every opportunity to travel and explore in my spare time.
Following university, I embarked on a year-long trip that took me around South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and as far as Vanuatu. This experience was invaluable to my appreciation of being able not just to survive, but to thrive using basic elements of communication and adapting to environmental changes and language barriers.
The last 15 years have been spent working in the IT industry, where I have gained a wealth of knowledge heading up marketing and PR departments. These transferable skills are now being used to co-found and evolve Adventure Science alongside my partner. Together I believe we share a mutual passion for making this subject innovative, fun, interactive and inclusive to all by combining our life skills, experiences and credentials.
Having recently qualified as a yoga teacher, I am also using these skills to provide additional focus on mental health and wellbeing when visiting schools.