Category - Education

‘Back from the Brink’ is in the News!

AAEE have shared our ‘Back from the Brink’ project in their latest ozEEnews… We were very proud to have an article about our video series ‘Back from the Brink’ published in the September issue of ‘ozEEnews’, the newsletter of the Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc. To find out more about this inspiring organisation take …

Queensland joins fight against plastic bags

Have you heard the news about plastic bags? The Queensland Government has not long ago implemented changes to the types of plastic shopping bags that are allowed to be given to customers by retailers. And one thing is for sure – these changes will more than likely affect most of us if we are not …

Native seeds creating community connection

The South East Queensland Native Seed Project How green can we make 2018? 2018 has seen the start of a really exciting native seed project taking place in South East Queensland. It will bring together different parts of our community to do something really special for nature. Some past victories for ‘greening’ South East Queensland …

VIDEO: Kids learning from close encounters

Here at Natura we are big believers in the incredible learning value of experiences that children get from venturing outside. In this video we get to share in some of the wonder that little Jackson experiences during some close encounters with some of our wonderful Aussie wildlife… By simply getting young children outside to explore …

Meditation and Mindfulness – Helping to deal with stress

Does life stress you out at times? Well you are certainly not alone! In fact nearly one in four Australians reported moderate to severe stress levels according to The Australian Psychological Society’s 2014 National Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey[1]. While we cannot eliminate every source of stress, thankfully we can increase our capacity to …

Connecting people to nature – A challenge of the modern world

Humans have co-existed with other beings in the natural world for ages, but how would you define your connection with nature? Humans are born as a part of nature, and it explains why many of us tend to both crave and seek out ways of connecting with it. However, chances are for most of us, …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 4: The Phrygian Bee Orchid in Turkey

After a short break we return to our ‘Back from the Brink’ video series with Part 4, which was filmed far away in the mountains of Turkey. Meet Yasemin Konuralp who is a botanist and tour guide, and who has a true passion for teaching others about the endangered Phyrigian Bee Orchid. This tiny orchid …

Lots of eco-friendly fun at LEAF 2017!

The Natura team had lots of fun joining in with all the activities at the 2017 LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) recently. This was such an incredibly busy event and it was so great to see so many people supporting and enjoying a festival that was focused on all of us becoming more environmentally-minded. The …

VIDEO: Inspiring Schools – A beautiful permaculture garden at a local school

So many schools, both big and small, undertake some wonderfully inspiring programs for their students and community. Here at Natura we love having the opportunity to share some of the things we are lucky enough to see while visiting these great inspiring schools on our travels. Take a look at the beautiful permaculture garden at …

GroNATIVE is given a ‘thumbs up’ by Hort Journal Australia

It was wonderful to see the appearance of the new GroNATIVE app in the April edition of the well-known publication Hort Journal Australia. The article, written by reknowned Australian native plant expert Kate Heffernan (learn more about Kate and her work on her website), runs through the value that an app such as grow native …

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