The Natura Education team are very excited to have recently joined the Nature Play Qld network! So why are we so excited? What is Nature Play all about? Well, to quote directly from their website…
“Nature Play QLD’s mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.
Nature play promotes health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and it builds resilience and creativity as well. Experiences in nature as a child also leads to environmental awareness and stewardship later in life.
Nature Play QLD is a collaborative organisation, working with partner groups to encourage the Queensland community to value nature play, and support families to prioritise it in children’s lives. Our primary role is to advocate the nature play message and to increase access to nature play resources, events and programs for Queenslanders.”
The efforts of this organisation toward encouraging children to get out, experience and learn from all the wonders of our natural world is something that is very close to our hearts here at Natura, so to be involved in the Nature Play network is such a plus! We are looking forward to working with Nature Play to support one another’s efforts in making nature’s wonders accessible and a part of more children’s day to day lives as time goes by.
Take the time to look at the Nature Play Qld website and all of the wonderful information and links provided there.