Category Archives: Kids In Nature

Daniel on Play it Forward!

Last July Daniel was a guest on Wearthy’s podcast – Play it Forward. Take a listen to hear Lukas and Daniel discuss rites of passage, nature/community/self connection, choosing the bush over a playground, adult barriers to play, climbing trees and trusting the competence of children. “Hosted by international keynote speaker, educator and founder of Wearthy;…

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…

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,…

Children Need Cubbies

Throughout this cubby building process, a child’s curiosity is being developed. The open-ended nature of the task allows for exploration, experimentation, play and creativity. The physical development of the child is enhanced, as they engage their fine motor skills, using tools or tying up tarps.

Outdoor Play in Diverse Spaces

Environment All of Educated by Nature’s programs occur in outdoor spaces. We find locations that support groups of children to experience nature in raw forms, as opposed to manicured lawns, ovals and gardens. We aim to have a location that has a variety of vegetation, access to water (we love the river) and a place…

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…