Monday, 19 June 2017 by Natura Pacific
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
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
In our modern times it is an unfortunate fact that many children are missing out on the benefits of outdoor play. As time moves on researchers are increasingly finding that children benefit in so many ways by getting back outside and into nature as they develop, learn and grow (click here to read an interesting
Friday, 30 September 2016 by Natura Pacific
Produced in 2011, the Nerang River Catchment Study Guide rolls together information on catchment health, environmental processes, cultural significance, water quality, catchment health assessment and monitoring procedures in a ‘user-friendly’ format for teachers and students. It also provides lesson plans including a catchment tour for teachers and students and work booklets for students from years 3
Sunday, 25 September 2016 by Natura Pacific
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.
Thursday, 23 June 2016 by Natura Pacific
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
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
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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
Friday, 20 May 2016 by Natura Pacific
Getting outside with your children or the children in your care is not only lots of fun but has also been shown time and again to have significant benefits for childhood development. So how do you really make the most of your time with kids in nature? In this video Dionne Coburn, an Educator and
Organic recycling at home can be so simple. This is a great eco-friendly way of disposing of your fruit and vegetable scraps while fertilising your garden at the same time. Watch as Senior Educator and waste expert Lucy Fouche shares some quick and easy tips to get you started.