Category Archives: Curiosity

Bush Inventors’ Club – Perth After School Program

Our Bush Inventors’ Club after school program started out as a place for invention, tinkering and building as a team. We were inspired by the work of Gever Tulley and the Institute of Applied Tinkering. As a result, our after school program provides space for children to build, create and invent. It has now turned into…

School Holiday Programs Perth – We Cook Our Own Food – KIN Village

We are incredibly fortunate to meet an increasing number of children through our KIN Village school holiday programs. We have observed over the last few years at our programs, and previously in our role as teachers, a decline in the number of children who possess even the most basic of ‘home’ skills. Children who didn’t…

Building Resilience in Children

When Trudi and I started Educated by Nature, one of our main goals was to create environments and experiences where children could find opportunities for building resilience. We found, through our experiences as teachers, we had seen the rapid decline in resilience, self-efficacy and awareness in children of all ages in our communities. Today, more than…

The Hunt

‘Alright kids, imagine you are a Chuditch*, silently hunting for your prey. Carefully move across the landscape…’ We had only taken a few delicate steps when we were interrupted by a wandering group of fellow wild children, whom, like me, were surprised to come across each other in this bush setting.  They were a group of…

Nature Ignites Imagination

Nature Ignites Imagination. Being with children in natural spaces is like reading the ultimate choose your own adventure story – there are expected pathways and the usual ‘narrative’ of adventure but the twists and turns are spontaneous and can take you by surprise. This one day at a Mud Pies Nature Playgroup, a 4 year-old…