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: …

Waterways Field Guides now available at Gold Coast Libraries

Some exciting news this week for the many people who have shown interest in the recently released Waterways Field Guides – they are now available at the many branches of Gold Coast Libraries. In fact we were very excited to receive a photograph of a display set up by the Southport Branch Library showcasing these …

A new species of water bug on the Gold Coast

Here at Natura Education we are very privileged to be working with a team of educators and scientists that are not only skilled in delivering a variety of education programs to students of all ages, but are also experts in their respective fields. John Pumpurs is Natura Education’s resident frog and water bug expert and …

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