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Nature Play Conference
Take Me Outside 2019
Want to get inspired, motivated and energised with like minded people?
As the nature play movement grows in New Zealand, we want to provide you with a way to connect with like minded people while gaining knowledge and confidence to use nature as the teacher. Come and join us for a day of inspiration with some amazing New Zealand speakers, who will be exploring our children’s connection to their local environment through conversation and interaction. Our speakers will challenge you, inspire you and provide you with tools and strategies to take away with you.
With a mix of speakers and interactive workshops this is sure to be a conference you don’t want to miss!
Children In Nature Weekend Workshop 2019
This 2 day workshop will give confidence to people who want to educate children through nature in single day or multi day programmes in New Zealand. It has been designed specifically with the New Zealand educator in mind. Aimed at ECE, Primary, Playcentre, In home care and parents with a deep interest in educating children through nature.
Sign The Petition!
Nature Kindergartens or Forest Kindergartens are popular overseas. It is suprising that they haven’t taken off in New Zealand – actually there is a reason. The legislation currently doesn’t allow it. I want to change that and make Nature Kindergartens an option in New Zealand. I have sent a submission to the Minister of Education that proposes a change to the legislation. This petition supports the submission. To find out more about the change to the legislation and to sign the petition click the button below.
My First Bush Kindy Case Study
Are you an ECE teacher interested in the Bush Kindergarten movement and INSPIRED to find out more?
Find out how a New Zealand kindergarten ran their very first BUSH KINDY session and what they observed and learnt along the way.
We provide Nature Education for ECE and primary teachers in New Zealand. We help you to develop your practical skills and become more aligned and confident in your outdoor environment.
We can help develop or provide your centre with the systems, check-lists, knowledge and confidence to set-up a kiwi style nature programme for your ECE centre or school.
Aimed at pre-schoolers during school holidays, this is an opportunity for children to learn, play, discover and explore a local park with its many play features, during a morning of nature play.
Celia has a real passion and a lot of knowledge around getting children exploring their natural environments outside. The sessions that Celia run are inspiring too. Highly recommend.Rachel M.
Thanks for leading such a great discussion, I really think it cemented the evening to our NZ context especially in terms of which direction we want our education sector to head in.Rachel
I really enjoyed Celia’s presentation last night. It was a valuable reminder about how unstructured play in nature fosters children’s curiosity and creativity and builds resilience. Thank you!Victoria
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It's hard to know where to start when describing a conference as amazing as the Natural Phenomena 2017. The conference is set in the Wild Woods near Whangarei where most participants pitch their tent and have a full immersion experience of nature and education of 3...read more