Category Archives: Kids In Nature

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…

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…

More than a cubby – Cubby Building

Why is cubby building such an important childhood experience? Looking through a collection of sepia photographs picturing bush huts and tents, plus stick furniture from the pioneering days of Australia, a child calls out, “Oh great! Can we make a big tent like that?” And so, the inspiration had started to well up in the…

The Importance of Sanctuary

I’ve been building treehouses for a while now. I’ve been climbing trees for as long as I can remember. When I was five years old, my family planted a lemon-scented gum in our backyard. By the time I was 10 years old, the tree had become quite big. It had become my favourite climbing tree….