Author Archives: Daniel Burton

Daniel is the co-director of Educated by nature; a teacher, nature educator, ukulele player, singer and advocate for children.

The Art of Mentoring

Here at Educated by Nature, we speak a lot about The Art of Mentoring and concepts such as ‘deep nature connection’ and ‘reconnection to culture’. It is often difficult to describe these elements. How we embed them within all our programs. And most importantly, why they are so important for supporting the development of happy, fulfilled, connected…

KIN Village: Curtin University – Bush Huts

  KIN Village is expanding to provide opportunities for more Perth children to experience a day of wonder and amazement, the potential provided by the outdoors is endless! We are thrilled to be invited back to build bush huts under the pine trees at Curtin University this school holiday! Two dates are available at this…

KIN Village: A day of connection

  KIN Village is a pop-up space in Perth which resources and gently supervises children’s play and adventure. Each day is different as the children imagine new things to do and build together. Nature also brings different elements each day to explore and discover. In July our mentors bring the resource and skill development of…

Campfire Conversations – Ep#25 – Daniel Burton & Trudi Bennett – Mentors and the Role of Listening

  Trudi and Daniel discuss the importance of mentoring in our community and the role mentors play. It takes a whole village to raise a child, mentors of multiple ages and experiences are important and mentoring can even happen backwards through age groups. A key skill for mentors is deep listening. What does it meant…

Large Scale Play – Big Fun Outdoors

Large Scale Play can be defined as play that requires the use of the whole body. An activity that engages big muscles and challenges the body physically. Angela Hanscom covers this topic in detail in her book, Balanced and Barefoot. She states, “When your children are given both the time and space to move, they’ll naturally…