Natura Pacific in 2016 – A small team doing BIG things

2016 has been a big year for the team here at Natura Pacific, and apart from the variety of wonderful projects, partners and collaborators we have been involved with, some of the highlights have included the recognition of the work we do through several prestigious awards. The Waterways Field Guide Project was a joint initiative …

Extinction is forever – and it is happening all around us

Is there anything scarier than the thought of being the last of your species? Many movies have been made about it; lone survivors in a wasteland, struggling to survive. Well, as fantastical as that sounds, it may not be such a farfetched notion as we would like to think. And of course there is the …

Getting amongst it – Natura attend some inspiring events

The Natura Pacific team have had a busy couple of months and have been lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of several events, some local and some further afield. Here is a quick run down of what happened at the 2016 Gold Coast Landcare Forum, the 2016 Banksia Awards Finalists’ Announcement …

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 …

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