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Consultation: Encouraging Nature Connection

Imagine a table full of creative tools – carpentry files, sandpaper, whittling tools, string, wool, gumnuts, feathers, paint, flowers, cloth, stones and scissors. Now, imagine an educator who says, “I saw many of you over the last couple of weeks talking about wands and turning sticks into magic wands. Well, today I have brought some…

Outdoors in a Heatwave

This week in Perth we have been experiencing a heatwave. Our mission at Educated by Nature is to build resilience through connection, learning within and from nature. Building connection during summer is important as it supports not only building resilience to hot weather, but an understanding of it. This is important for children as they…

Building Trust and a Culture of Nature Connection at Mulberry Tree

This term, Trudi and Fay have been consulting with Mulberry Tree Childcare and Kindy at their long day-care and OSHC centres. A large part of the consultation process has been demonstrating to the educators how simple and engaging nature connection can be. Nature connection in our classrooms involves a lot of trust. Firstly, we have…

Consultancy with Mulberry Tree

This year we were delighted to be invited by Mulberry Tree Childcare to assist them in enhancing their philosophy of “Nature Leading Learning”. We have been working with their childcare centres, Indigo Montessori kindergartens and OSHC after-school kids clubs to train their educators in aspects of nature pedagogy and nature playwork as well as modelling…

Educated by Nature: A Social Enterprise

From the very beginning, Educated by Nature has chosen to be a Social Enterprise – an organisation with the mindset of a business and the heart of a not-for-profit. We are registered and operate as a company. Daniel Burton is our Chief Executive Officer and Trudi Bennett is our Business Development Manager. We act for…

Wandering with Wonder

Wandering is one of the core routines of Nature Connection in the Art of Mentoring philosophy. It is about following what catches your senses or your heart and following that impulse to wander and explore. It evokes a sense of peacefulness as well as curiosity. The Art of Wandering may also open the possibility for…

Community around the Backyard Campfire

Backyard sleepovers with my nephew are becoming a tradition. Once a term, we pitch a tent in the backyard, cook outdoors, have an outdoor bath, make pancakes for breakfast and work on the treehouse. The highlights of our most recent camp-out were playtime, dinner and interaction with the neighbours. This experience really pulled us into…