Playing Games to Build Nature Connection – Wilderness Awareness Games

“Brain research suggests that sensory input and mental focus lead to deeply imprinted pattern learning when experienced in an “adrenalated state.” Who is more full of adrenaline surges than excited kids playing games? Passionate playfulness is embedded in our human blueprint for learning.” Jon Young When supporting people, especially young people, to connect with the…

How do you mentor a toddler?

At Educated by Nature we are passionate about mentoring, and weave it through all our programs. People often talk about mentoring for older children, teenagers and adults.  But how do you mentor a toddler? It turns out to be much the same – through deep listening, meaningful interaction and extension through the feedback and the actions…

Building Resilience and Protection

Building Resilience and protection against bullying Like many Australians this week, I have been touched by the story of ‘Dolly’ and her suicide at the age of 14. My husband and I have been reading her story of life with mixed emotions. Often with tears welling up in our eyes. Many of you will not…

Find Your Sit Spot

Find your Sit Spot… a moment of connection in nature. You may have heard the term ‘sit spot’ but are not really sure what it is, or why it could be the best few moments to build into your daily routine in 2018. Here’s a quick reminder. We challenge you to try it out every…

Campfire Conversations – Ep#22 – Claire Warden – Cultural Contexts

Trudi Bennett recently visited Claire Warden in Scotland on Mindstretchers’ International Study Tour of nature kindergartens. During the tour, the group visited the Cranog Centre and explored some primitive skills from the Iron Age. Claire and Trudi discuss the importance of linking with cultural heritage as part developing relationships in nature connection practices.