Author Archives: Daniel Burton

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

Sing-a-Long: Rain

Another instalment of Educated by Nature Sing-a-long! This is a song very dear to our hearts. It was written by one of our dear friends (and original Educated by Nature team member, Jessica Taylor) and was a huge hit at our Mud Pies Nature Playgroups. It’s now a song that is adored by Daniel’s nieces…

Sing-a-Long: The Bear Song

Daniel’s at it again! This time it’s the Bear Song, another hit from our days of running KIN Village Junior (our program for 4 – 7 year olds and their parents). It’s a wonderful song that would get the whole group singing call and response. So much fun!

Ukulele in Isolation

The Educated by Nature team has been missing our KIN Village and Bush Inventors’ Club friends over the past months, and the joy that comes from our sessions outdoors. We’ve also been missing working together as a big connected community – we seriously have so much fun! So we’ve decided to ‘get together’, Iso style,…

Sit Spot Quick Tips

Is your household a little chaotic at the moment? Is there a lot of noise from everyone being at home ALL DAY together. While the opportunity for connection and family time is a welcome one in our fast paced world, it’s important to remember that everyone needs their own space and time to be still……

Sing-a-Long: The Fly Song

When Daniel and Trudi first launched Educated by Nature 5 years ago, Mud Pies Nature Playgroups is where it all stared. Sessions for 0 – 5 year olds and their parents in local bush land spaces. Magical moments of exploration, nature connection, simple carpentry, story telling, adventure, risk, mess, and we couldn’t forget, MUSIC. Ukulele…

The Power of Gratitude

To notice the intricate beauty in the world around us and to be grateful for such beauty is a powerful tool. It’s a skill that requires time, conscious thought, repetition and modelling. It can be a powerful contributor to a more positive outlook on life and a gateway to deeper connection to the natural world.