Tag - outdoor education

19
Jun

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 …

15
May

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 …

8
Dec

VIDEO: Outdoor play – simple and valuable

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 …

30
Sep

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 …

30
Sep

Nerang River Catchment Study Guide – Gold Coast QLD

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 …

25
Sep

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. …

23
Jun

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 …

1
Jun

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 …

27
May

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 …

20
May

VIDEO: Kids in Nature – Making the most of your experience

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 …

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