Educated by Nature is a team of passionate Nature Educators: we are teachers, mentors and playworkers who assist children, parents and teachers develop connections and learn within nature.
Daniel Burton and Trudi Bennett lead the team. They are Nature Connection Mentors and qualified teachers specialising in outdoor classrooms. Their knowledge base has formed over many years through additional professional development, study tours and participation and presentation at various conferences within Australia and internationally. Emphasis is placed on engagement with current research, networks and mentoring relationships.
At Educated by Nature, staff participate fully in play by modelling sensory risk taking, wondering, adventuring, building and encouraging nature awareness. Programs combine freedom for children to live by their instinctive behaviour, with empathy and understanding for nature and each other. We believe this combination assists children to grow resilience through nature connection. See our Principles for Learning within Nature and Art of Mentoring pages for more information.
Through our programs, Educated by Nature aims to increase the mental, emotional and physical health of children and in doing so, foster stewardship and a deep love for the natural environment.