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Joining in at the Nature Play Qld Symposium 2017

Our Early Childhood Coordinator Tracey Mayhew was delighted to represent Natura Education at the Nature Play Qld Symposium 2017 held at Palm Beach recently. Here Tracey shares with us her account of the day: And what a great day it was!  Nearly 300 childcare educators and primary school teachers all gathered together to share inspiration …


6 Things you didn’t know you could recycle

Recycling is a wonderful thing, and with the growing knowledge that our resources are limited and the impact their extraction is having on our environment, there are few that would deny that recycling is indeed the way of the future. For many of us it has already become a way of life and thanks to …


The Waterways Field Guide – Teaching Resource

The Waterways Field Guide Project was conducted during 2015 to 2016 and was a joint initiative between Natura Education, City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Waterwatch. This project produced four practical, informative and colourful field guides for students and community groups to use while exploring our waterways.  This project brought together well-researched information on all aspects …


Wipe Out Waste Education Program – City of Gold Coast QLD

From 2011 to 2016 Natura Pacific successfully coordinated and implemented the City of Gold Coast Community ‘Wipe Out Waste’ Education Program. This included 21 different lessons delivered to over 80 different schools and early learning centres across the Gold Coast region annually. The program focused on recycling, reducing waste to landfill, composting, worm farming, green energy alternatives, reducing plastic bag …


Gold Coast Waterwatch Program – City of Gold Coast QLD

Natura Pacific successfully coordinated the Gold Coast Waterwatch program from 2009 to 2016, teaching thousands of students from early childhood through to senior high school about the importance of our waterways and catchments. Natura Education’s efforts included lifting participation rates from an average of 1,700 students per annum to 3,096 in the first year to …


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 …


“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: …


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 …


We are 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards Finalists!

We are very excited to share that our recently released Waterways Field Guide has been nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards, in the category of Sustainable Education. These guides were developed as an initiative of Gold Coast Waterwatch, which was supported and undertaken by both the City of Gold Coast Catchment Management …


Waterways Field Guide – Series 2 to 4 are here!

In December last year, Natura Pacific and City of Gold Coast released the first in a series of field guides titled “Waterways Field Guide, Series 1: Water Bugs”. Take a look at our article on this here. Being an initiative of Gold Coast Waterwatch, the Water Bugs guide was quickly heralded to be a success by …

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