The NZ Makeover of Nature Education

The NZ Makeover of Nature Education

New Zealand has a very unique natural environment. We are also a country that has some deep values linked to our outdoor environment. Even though over the last couple of decades that has changed somewhat – It is still deep within our psyche. What surprises me is that...
Tree Climbing and Health and Safety

Tree Climbing and Health and Safety

This is my first attempt at dissecting the Health and Safety Act. There is so much to digest so if you think I have got anything wrong or that I haven’t considered something that is relevant, please let me know and I will happily update once researched further....
Natural Phenomena Experience

Natural Phenomena Experience

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...
Quintessentially kiwi meets Pioneering Spirits

Quintessentially kiwi meets Pioneering Spirits

Donna Chisholm is both a teacher and an artist. With over 20 years in the Early Childhood arena, Donna has an interesting perspective around how young children interact with Papatūānuku (Mother Earth). Her father (one of her biggest influences), has a simple ethos....
5 Confidence Building Tips for Bush Kindy Sessions

5 Confidence Building Tips for Bush Kindy Sessions

I felt really inspired after watching the NaturePlay film that we hosted here in Christchurch and we had great feedback along the same lines. One of the parents who came along said the next day she removed her child from their preschool after watching the film! I...

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