The value of Self, Environment and Community

The three-way relationship between self, environment and community is recognised and celebrated here at Educated by Nature. The combination of these three forces is essential in the development of resilient, healthy and happy community members. The books, Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators (David Sobel), Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature (Jon Young), and…

Deep Nature Connection

“The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea and sky.” Rachel Carson Nature is all around us, whether we live in an urban place or the wide-open space of a country farm. From the…

Educated by Nature appears on the ABC

While in Canberra, delivering workshops and incursions for local educators and families one of our Directors, Daniel Burton, popped into the ABC Canberra radio station to have a chat with Afternoon’s presenter Anna Vidot about the importance of Nature in children’s lives, why risk is important and how we can start to make nature a…

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…

How do you mentor a toddler?

At Educated by Nature we are passionate about mentoring, and weave it through all our programs. People often talk about mentoring for older children, teenagers and adults.  But how do you mentor a toddler? It turns out to be much the same – through deep listening, meaningful interaction and extension through the feedback and the actions…