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Reaping the benefits – Veggie gardening with children

It always sounds like such an old fashioned idea – a veggie patch! And for anyone who’s not even into veggie gardening nor has the time, space or inclination, why do we keep hearing that we should get one – make one – buy one? If the benefits of veggie gardening are so fantastic so …

Natura Pacific features in ‘More Gold Coast’

The work of Natura Pacific appeared recently in a feature article published by ‘More Gold Coast’. This article was a wonderful reflection of the achievements and initiatives that our small Gold Coast business has accomplished over the last 10 years as a result of the passion and enthusiasm of our small but dedicated team. Click here …

Sustainability Superheroes! A visit to Substation33

Somewhere in Kingston in south-east Queensland, a small social enterprise is making huge waves in sustainability and within the surrounding community. Substation33 comprises a small team of incredibly dedicated people who have banded together to deliver a novel recycling and education social enterprise that is solving some our region’s greatest waste issues – that of …

An unexpected visitor to Natura – A bush stone-curlew!

Here at Natura Pacific we welcome all to come and visit our office space, absorb the positive culture, take time out with our stunning green wall packed with thousands of plants and learn more about our amazing projects around the world. However, our most recent visitor came as a bit of a surprise… He was a …

Outdoor Education – 6 activity ideas to get you started

Kids learn best when they’re having fun and what could be more enjoyable than getting outdoors and close to nature? There’s an emerging concern that children are missing out on the benefits of outdoor activities because parents may be anxious that their children will be hurt at play and that it’s safer to stay indoors. …

GroNATIVE: Taking gardening with natives to the next level

Using Australian native plants for gardening is not a new concept. In fact we have been encouraged by many celebrity gardeners for some 25 years or more to give growing our Aussie natives a go. Indeed there are some distinct advantages in growing native plants with one of the biggest being their ability to meet …

Social Media – Connection or Disconnection?

The following article was written by Natura Education’s Early Childhood Coordinator, Tracey Mayhew, as a contribution to our partners at Nature Play Qld. Tracey’s refreshing perspectives and ponderings on educating and raising children in our modern world are always an interesting read and a great conversation starter. The word ‘connection’ can conjure up a whole …

Fly me to the moon! Migratory shorebirds are flying for their lives

Most people may have never heard of the Bar-tailed Godwit, yet it is a far superior flying machine than any man-made aircraft.  Holding the world record for the longest non-stop flight at 11 000 kilometres, this tiny brown bird during it’s lifetime will have flown the distance to the moon! Every year, around 5 million …

Congratulations to the Healthy Waterways Award Winners for 2016

Natura Education and our partners from the City of Gold Coast Catchment Management Unit were honoured to be among the finalists for this year’s Healthy Waterways Awards. In attending the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner last week, we were so proud to be in the company of so many who are contributing truly wonderful things to …

“Going Green” – Living more sustainably is easy!

You might remember Kermit the Frog’s sad lament that “It’s not easy being green”. But, actually it can be! Living more sustainably can be as simple as introducing just a few simple changes to your home to help you tread more lightly on the planet. Here are five simple “going green” life hacks to get you started: …

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