Category Archives: Campfire Conversations

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.

Campfire Conversations – Ep#21 – Claire Warden – Nature Pedagogy

Trudi Bennett recently visited Claire Warden in Scotland on Mindstretchers’ International Study Tour of nature kindergartens and the International Association of Nature Pedagogues’ conference. In this video, Claire Warden clarifies the meaning of ‘nature pedagogy’, highlighting how we all need to work together to bring nature connection to children across the world no matter where…

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…

Campfire Conversations – Ep#19 – Play:Ground – Morgan Leichter-Saxby – Children roles in Adventure Playgrounds

  For decades, Adventure Playgrounds have provided platforms for children to act out those things ‘playing’ on their minds. Play in unstructured environments, were children are asked to make their own rules, challenge themselves, develop the community themselves allows children to mentally process big feelings, worries, concerns and on a subconscious level, make sense of…

Campfire Conversations – Ep#17 – Tinkering School – Gever Tulley, Founder of the Institute of Applied Tinkering

  What happens when we truly trust children and believe in their capabilities. On their recent visit to Tinkering School overnight camp in Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Trudi Bennett and Daniel Burton met with Founder of the Institute of Applied Tinkering, Gever Tulley and discussed why it is so important for children that adults…